ADOT considers toll road on remote Arizona highway
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
PHOENIX (AP) - A 29-mile toll road may be in Arizona's future.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/s8XdG3 ) reports the Arizona Department of Transportation wants to turn a remote stretch of interstate in northwest Arizona into a paying roadway, but most toll payers would be from other states.
The segment of Interstate 15 could become Arizona's first toll road.
The highway is part of a major route that extends from San Diego through Las Vegas to Salt Lake City winding through the scenic Virgin River Gorge in Arizona.
If the federal government agrees, car drivers could pay $1 to $3 and truckers $6 to $10 to travel the Arizona stretch.
ADOT announced its intentions in an August request to the Federal Highway Administration saying the interstate needs $251 million in repairs and that Arizona has no money to pay for the work.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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