Tappan Zee Bridge toll to remain at $5 through 2015

The $3.9 billion project to build the new bridge is well underway. (6/17/14)

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WEST NYACK - Drivers using the Tappan Zee Bridge won't have to pay higher tolls to get across for at least another year.

A spokesperson for the New York State Thruway Authority said Monday that the $5 toll, which hasn't gone up since 2009, will remain in place for now. The $3.9 billion project to build the new bridge is well underway, but questions have always remained about how high tolls will go to pay for it.

Along with maintaining the $5 toll through 2015, it was also announced that the state's Environmental Facilities Corporation will loan up to $511 million to the project to be used to protect and improve the environment around the new bridge.

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The bridge is still expected to be financed with tolls in the future.

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