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Shannon N. Marshall 804-371-6844
Shannon.Marshall@vdot.virginia.gov
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Nov. 19, 2012



VDOT TO HOLD CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETINGS ON I-95 TOLLING PROPOSAL

RICHMOND –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold three meetings to update the public on the latest proposal to improve Interstate 95 in Virginia, which includes a potential tolling location in Sussex County.  

Revenue from toll collections would be a funding source to help pay for improvements such as rehabilitating aging bridges, pavements and other needs.  

Toll revenues raised at the Sussex County location would go toward I-95 improvements south of Richmond.

The meetings will be held in the following locations:

  • Monday, Dec. 10
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Sussex Central High School
    21394 Sussex Drive
    Sussex, VA  23884

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12
    6 - 8 p.m.
    John Tyler Community College
    Nicholas Student Center
    13101 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Chester, VA 23831
  • Monday, Dec. 17
    6 - 8 p.m.
    VDOT Fredericksburg District
    86 Deacon Road
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405

These meetings are part of a broad outreach effort to inform local officials, motorists, residents and others about the commonwealth’s proposal to the federal government to improve I-95, which includes tolling.  

During the meetings, the public will have the opportunity to learn more about the proposal, review potential toll discount plans, ask questions and provide their comments.  

Over the past six months VDOT has held more than 30 meetings with local governments, planning organizations, and business groups to inform them about the proposal.  

In service for 60 years, I-95 has over $12 billion in capacity, rehabilitation and safety needs. VDOT can fund approximately $2 billion worth of work over the next 25 years, at the current funding level, leaving a $10 billion gap.

VDOT has to use all options available to fund critical maintenance and construction needs. In addition to existing funding sources, VDOT is proposing tolling as a way to help advance I-95 projects.

Virginia is one of three states approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop a tolling proposal.  FHWA is currently reviewing the commonwealth’s proposal to toll I-95.

For more information on this initiative, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/i-95_corridor_improvement.asp.

 

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