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Michigan to Study Feasibility of Toll Roads

The search for new road funding continues in Michigan.
July 12, 2020, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Aerial photo of the US 131/M-6/68th St. interchange in Wyoming, MIchigan
The US 131/M-6/68th St. interchange in Wyoming, Michigan.
Michigan Dept. of Transportation

"Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill giving the Michigan Department of Transportation the green light to pursue a study on toll roads in Michigan," reports Chanel Stitt. 

The study will explore the feasibility of tolls, the highways best suited for a tolling system, and the potential economic impact of tolls, according to Stitt.

The toll road proposal comes after Republicans in the State Legislature rejected a proposal by Gov. Whitmer to impose a 45-cent-per-gallon tax on gas in the state to fund road improvements. 

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Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Detroit Free Press
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