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NCDOT to launch $1.6 million study of I-95 tolling

Posted October 2, 2012 2:17 p.m. EDT

— In response to questions raised by the public, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it will begin a study on the economic impact of tolling along Interstate 95.

The study, which will take six months to complete, will examine the positive and negative aspects of adding lanes on I-95 and paying for them with tolling or other funding. The department said the study will also look at what would happen if lanes or other significant improvements requiring additional funding were not made.

The study will cost $1.6 million and will be paid for using federal transportation funds, the department said.

"This study is in response to the people and businesses of North Carolina and their concerns voiced during the first stage of our study process,” said Roberto Canales, NCDOT project executive. “We want to make the right decisions for the citizens of North Carolina as we move forward.”

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