Indiana lawmakers consider tolls for I-65 and I-70

By Fox59

James Gherardi, January 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 14, 2016) - Indiana lawmakers want to study the idea of having to pay a toll to drive on I-65 and I-70.

“Those are our two highest cost roads to maintain in the state. They account for a large portion of our overall expenditure on state roads. That would free up money from our budget that could be used to repair other roads throughout the state,” said State Representative Ed Soliday (R – Valparaiso)

According to Soliday, tolling I-65 and I-70 could free up $365 million a year from the state’s transportation budget.

A 2013 INDOT study showed tolls on the two highways could pay to make the roads 6 lanes border to border across the state, pay for a complete rebuild of the Indiana portion of I-70, and pay for maintenance of both highways forever. more at: