Virginia To Add Less Tolls Than Expected

Virginia To Add Less Tolls Than Expected

Virginia To Add Less Tolls Than ExpectedGood news for drivers who travel along Interstate 95 through Virginia; the Virginia Department of Transportation has reduced its proposed number of additional tolls from two down to one.

Originally, VDOT’s application to the U.S. Department of Transportation called for two separate toll locations along the interstate.  However, after much resistance from truck drivers, commuters and even some legislators, VDOT has said it now plans to add only one toll.

The solo toll is expected to go in on one of the least traveled stretches of I-95– 22 miles from the North Carolina border.

“As a result gross toll revenues at a mere $40m/year in the early years and $65m to $70 in the 2030s will only finance a small proportion of the improvements needed on the state’s most important interstate highway. In place of tolls as the major financing engine for VA/I-95 they are now planning them as a modest top-up to hugely increased tax funding,” TollRoad News reported.