Rep. Forbes opposes I-95 toll plans

Published: Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Rep. Randy Forbes is trying to stop plans to make drivers pay tolls to drive through Virginia.

Driving on I-95 could cost $4 for cars and $12 for trucks, if this plan is approved by the Federal Highway Administration.

This plan has run into roadblocks since it became public.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Forbes is writing the Federal Highway Administration for the third time. He represents the Congressional district where the tolls would be built and says these tolls would hurt one of the poorest parts of the state.

VDOT says it needs this money to pay for repairs to aging bridges and cracking pavement. The tolls could bring in $1.5 billion over the next 25 years.

Without the tolls, VDOT says it won't have the money to maintain the interstate.

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