Proposed Toll Rates

A new proposal by Governor Ned Lamont includes a gantry in Branford, Guilford and Madison, along with major projects widening the highway in the area.

As part of the effort to decrease congestion, the proposal lists widening the highway in Branford northbound between exit 54 and 55, as well as widening I-95 to 3 lanes from Branford exit 54 to Old Saybrook (exit 69).

Widening of 95 has been a controversial proposal in the past, as doing so may require the acquisition of property adjacent to the interstate, some of which is private or presents environmental concerns.

The overall plan is to see major congestion projects, like key improvements to the I-95 and the route 8 connector in Bridgeport, and others funded with tolls.

In order for the tolls to be in compliance with federal law, the tolling will be “congestion” pricing, with rates fluctuating based on the traffic at certain times of the day. Costs will also be determined based on frequency of use and the use of EZ Pass.

A special session is expected to be called to discuss, and potentially pass toll in CT.

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(13) comments

Sailsalot

The governor and his minions in the democrat party are liars. They will raid this fund for other purposes. Do not trust or believe anything they say about tolls.

Guest

Absolutely true

Guest

trump freak

Guest

I know it is difficult for you to write a literate sentence. Here is a free hint. Start a sentence with a capital letter.

Guest

Actually the voters in CT approved an amendment to the State Constitution known as the "lock box". Once a tax source is dedicated to the Transportation fund has been approved it must be spent on Transportation projects only unless the voters vote to amend the State Constitution. Finally the money will go to transportation however the issue becomes what other taxes will make up for the previous raiding of the transportation fund to fund all other social programs. Thus the newly taxed items in this years budget.

Guest

Our politicians have never honored 'lockbox' legislation before. They will find ways to move the money to other expenditures. Remember when the casino money was going to be used for education? Don't be so naive, the' lockbox' is a myth.

Guest

Come Election Day remember who voted for the tolls. Alternatively,Charge out of state vehicles, period. Seniors pay .00 mile. Make tolls state income tax deductible. Vote out all who voted yes to tolls. Lamont can pay tolls with pocket change. Another millionaire with no concept of the working man and woman.

Guest

If we have to wait until after I95 is widened before we can start collecting tolls, what an egregious waste of time, money and effort! The Q bridge project took 15 years or so. At the same rate, we won't see a single dime of toll revenue until 2035.

Guest

God, I love this....I hope Lamont builds toll all over CT and charges 5 dollars every mile...the folks who vote democrat deserve to pay....ME? I am moving to Florida....with no state income tax...let's face it...CT is done...nothing is gong to change...change must come from oneself....move out if you don't like it for things will get worse for CT and nothing is going to change...pay up dummies for illegals and CT state workers pension for state workers who retire at 40 with life long pensions and health care....FACE THE TRUTH...CT IS BROKE AND TAXES WILL RISE. Good luck and pay up to all who stay and stop complaining...shut up and pay up!!! hahahahahhahahahahahhaha

Guest

Have fun moving to God's waiting room, dodging alligators, hurricanes and the red tide that is polluting beaches there (lax environmental laws/offshore drilling anyone?). Bassackwards Florida with their poor public education, Stand Your Ground Laws. Good riddance, oh by the way,there's tolls in Florida as well.

Guest

If they widen 95 that pretty much negates the Salt defense used to prevent Costco from building.

Guest

5.5 cents a mile? That is the average over a long distance. In practice it will be 55 to 85 cents for a just a few miles on I-95 because the tolls will be placed on river bridges or other natural barriers that are impossible to avoid. The middle class wage earner pays through the nose, again.

Guest

Proponents of tolls keep telling us that ‘everyone else is doing it.’ That is not correct, states in the North East that have tolls have had those tolls for decades. There are no NEW tolls on roads that were not previously tolled. Also, there are no tolls on I-95 south of Maryland until you get to Florida. Blessed be honest and factual when attempting to justify increased taxation in Connecticut. Lies by elected officials are inexcusable.

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