Ariz. Proposes Tolling On Section Of Interstate 15

Arizona has proposed turned a section of I-15 into a toll road.
by | October 25, 2011

The Arizona Department of Transportation is hoping to turn a 29-mile section of Interstate 15 in the state's northwest into a toll road, the Arizona Republic reports.

ADOT issued its request to the Federal Highway Administration in August. It would be the state's first toll road. Under the proposal, according to the Republic, car drivers would pay $1 to $3 and truckers would pay $6 to $10 to travel on the road.

The department estimated parts of the highway within its borders are in need of more than $250 million in repairs, and Arizona has no money to pay for it. FHWA responded that it would "take some time" to consider the request, according to the newspaper.

If approved, ADOT said it would conduct financial, environment and transit studies to analyze the project's viability, the Republic reports. A trucking industry association has already come out in opposition on the proposed toll.

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