CT tolls: Will they affect you?

Connecticut

Passing through Connecticut could cost you in upcoming years.

Legislation advanced this week to charge tolls on interstates 91, 95, 84 and parts of Route 15. 

Under the proposal, electronic gantries would be erected every six miles, and Connecticut drivers would pay around .04 cents per mile. 

But during peak hours, out of state drivers could pay as much as .12 cents per mile for the privilege of driving on Connecticut highways. Those costs could add up quickly for Massachusetts residents who work in Connecticut. 

“Gonna hurt a lot of people, especially lower to middle-income people who have to drive long distances,” said Tony Rarus of Enfield. “Especially at the top of the state and the bottom of the state. From New Haven to Enfield I think that’s what about 55, 60 miles.”

It’s not all bad though, a Connecticut tolling options study released in November of last year, found that peak period toll pricing, combined with highway improvements would lead to considerably less traffic congestion for Connecticut commuters.

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