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Connecticut toll plan could negatively affect NY border townPosted: Updated:
A 1-mile stretch of I-684 on the Connecticut-New York border is ground zero for what could be a major battle over tolls.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a proposal to implement cashless tolling around the state – one of the locations would be at the North Salem-Greenwich border.
Connecticut leaders say they will only target trucks for the toll, which could run about $3.50 each way. They believe it could raise millions to help pay for repairs to roads and highways and other infrastructure projects.
New York politicians have blasted the plan. Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick says the tolling could have many negative impacts on his community.
“There is no question this is going to drive traffic off of 684 onto local roads. It’s just going to be more stress on these roads,” he says.
The ultimate decision will rest with Connecticut's Gov. Ned Lamont. A spokesman says the governor will do what's best for the people of his state.