Toll Roads For ENC?

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Officials broke ground Wednesday on the first toll road that's been planned for our state. And now the State Transportation Secretary says I-95 in Eastern Carolina may also be headed that route.

According to DOT officials, I-95 needs around 3 to 5 billion worth of upgrades and repairs in our state.

So in order to be able to do that officials are exploring their options on how to raise the funds. One of those options is making it a toll road.

They've hired two contractors to look into it over the next couple of months.

He says around 35 to 60 thousand people drive through I-95 in our state every day and that repairs and widening would help with the traffic and condition of the road.


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  • by Gloria on Aug 13, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    I guess if they are going to turn our roads into toll roads, then the gas tax will be reduced. Yeah, right...Wonder how much we are paying these contractors to look into it?
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2009 at 06:22 AM
    Where did the state get money to hire contractors just to look into this issue. I thought we were still under strict restrictions to not waste money like this.
  • by Max Location: Washington on Aug 13, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    I thought that the high taxes we had added to the price of gasoline was used for highway maintenance? Also I thought that because I-95 is a interstate highway that it's upkeep was taken care of the federal government. I guess I think to much.
  • by Jonathan Location: Plymouth on Aug 13, 2009 at 04:37 AM
    More taxes this must be Bev Perdue's idea. Who voted for this idiot.
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