Central and Southern Virginia could benefit from revenue if a toll plaza is built in Sussex County, according to the state's application to the Federal Highway Administration.
In the application, VDOT leaders tell the federal government current funding cannot keep up with the needs of the I-95 corridor, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
If approval for the tolls is given rebuilding the interchange at I-95, I-85 and U.S. 460 in Petersburg will be a top priority, the paper reports. It says other projects include re-paving miles of I-95 in Chesterfield, Prince George, Sussex, Henrico and Dinwiddie Counties.
Rebuilding four bridges south of Richmond are also on the list. Safety improvements will also be made to the I-95 and I-64 interchange.
The proposed plaza will be built in Sussex County. Drivers will pay between $4 and $12 both ways. There are 17 local governments against the plan.
VDOT spokesperson said a discount plan is in the works for local drivers who use I-95 in that area.
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