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Toll increases mulled along West Virginia Turnpike

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The agency that oversees the West Virginia Turnpike is considering toll increases.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the West Virginia Parkways Authority unveiled a preliminary study during a finance committee meeting Tuesday in Charleston.

Passenger vehicles currently pay $2 at each toll stop along the turnpike.

Under consideration is an option to increase the tolls to $4. Another option would implement a $25 fee for three years of unlimited use of the Turnpike, a plan first proposed by Gov. Jim Justice.

The proposed toll increases would be needed to pay for an anticipated $500 million bond issue.

Another finance committee meeting is set for next week at Tamarack in Beckley.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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