I-81 covers more than 300 miles in Virginia. (Source: Wikimedia commons)
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - Virginia is set to study whether to add more tolls to Interstate 81.
The Bristol Herald Courier reports that State Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine recently outlined plans to begin a study next month on putting tolls on the highway. Interstate 81 runs along the western edge of the state and a large percentage of vehicles that use it are tractor-trailers
Valentine said the study should be completed by the end of November.
The General Assembly passed a bill earlier this year directing the state to study paying for improvements to I-81 with tolls. The law requires that the study not look at tolling all I-81 users, but instead focus on possible high-occupancy toll lanes and tolls on heavy commercial vehicles.
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