4/2/2012 11:00:00 AM
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Connecticut is preparing to conduct a $1.4 million study on express-lane tolls in the stateâ€™s Interstate 95 corridor, potentially without the use of tollbooths, the New Haven Register newspaper reported.
One item being studied will be to make making all of I-95 â€” a primary north-south highway that runs through the state between New York and northern New England â€” an electronic toll road, versus adding express lanes that would allow motorists to bypass slower lanes, the paper said.
Also under consideration would be placing tolls on the stateâ€™s borders with neighboring New York and Rhode Island, though a Federal Highway Administration official who attended a meeting in the state last week said that was a separate issue, the Register reported.
Connecticut, which had multiple toll booths on I-95, dismantled them after a fatal accident in 1983 at a toll plaza in Stratford that killed seven people, the Associated Press reported.
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