Sat August 25, 2012
Bridge Groundbreaking: Who Sets the Tolls?
Next week, a ceremonial groundbreaking will be held for a road extension in Clark County, Indiana. The three million dollar contract is among the first for the Ohio River Bridges Project, which after more than 40 years of study, debate, and untold public hearings is moving forward. The project of course includes a new East End bridge, with construction overseen by Indiana. The Kentucky-managed part of the project includes a new downtown bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction.
A tolling system will be used to help pay for the project, and there’s some debate now over who should serve on the tolling body panel that will determine toll amounts and how tolls will work. The Courier-Journal’s Marcus Green joined us Friday on Byline to discuss the latest bridge news and the tolling body.