Public forum on CT tolls held at JFK Middle School in Enfield

Connecticut

ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – You might eventually have to pay to drive four major highways, in Connecticut, including I-91. 

A toll informational forum is taking place inside JFK Middle School in Enfield. The CT lawmakers leading the forum believe the governor’s toll proposal is a bad idea for the state. 

CT State Rep. Laura Devlin and State Senator Henri Martin are hosting Tuesday night’s public forum. 

They’ve prepared a power point presentation on the state’s proposed toll system and then will take questions from residents.   

CT Governor Ned Lamont wants to install 50 toll gantries on four major highways, including I-91 and I-84. 

Under the proposal, all vehicles would be subject to the tolls, but exact amounts have not yet been determined.  

Connecticut Republicans say tolls would deter tourism and be costly to residents and businesses. 

But Gov. Lamont and Democrats said the state needs to collect tolls to pay for future transportation infrastructure.  

The measure has already passed the legislature’s Transportation Committee with a final vote coming up in June. If tolls are approved this session, they’re at least four years away. 

There will be more of these forums, including one in Windsor on April 25.   

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