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Old 09-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Virginia Approved to Add Tolls on Interstate 95

Virginia is the latest state along the I-95 corridor to get permission to add toll booths to collect fees to pay for upkeep of the Old Dominion State's portion of the federal highway.
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Thanks for the info, Dirk. I suppose it is a sign of the times. States having to get their dollars anyway they can and it is the traveling public who sometimes feels the impact with tolls and gas prices. I never travel the I-95 corridor anymore as in the past. Now if they put tolls on I-81, then we we feel it. When we visit my home state of New Jersey, we come in from the Poconos using I-80 and only have to pay a toll crossing the Delaware River.
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Toll booths seem acceptable unless the road is then sold to some non US company like the owners of the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll road.
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I remember when I95 through Richmond had 5 or so 25 cent tolls all within a few miles.

That stopped when the bypass was built.
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Then I'm glad we'll be traveling that section this Saturday. They won't have time to have gotten the booths installed yet.

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Revenue is tight you know. They might have a toll tent.
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Just hope it's not the same system as the one trying to set up tolls on Seattle's 520 bridge. 1,000s got mailed notices of $1,000 plus tolls owed.
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