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.