Highway Tolls Get First Green Light - NBC Connecticut

Highway Tolls Get First Green Light



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    A committee has passed a plan to bring tolls back to Connecticut, but only on Route 11.

    A legislative committee voted to move forward with a plan to bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.  Sort of.

    The Finance Revenue, and Bonding Committee passed the proposal with a 37-15 vote Thursday.  But here's the catch, those tolls would only go up on a stretch of Route 11 in southeastern Connecticut.

    Lawmakers say the tolls would help fund the stalled project that would extend Route 11 from Salem to I-95.  It's a project that's been on and off again for the past 30 years.

    Critics are worried that if it passes it would open the door for tolls on other highways.