If you frequently drive into Connecticut, your trip across state lines may soon cost you.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is supporting a plan to bring tolls to Connecticut, in order to help pay for road repairs and infrastructure projects in the state. There have not been tolls on any roads or bridges in Connecticut since tolls were removed from I-95 in the late 1980s.
Connecticut’s Department of Transportation Commissioner stated that tolls would cost about four cents per mile, with gantries being installed every six miles on Interstates 91, 95, 84, and Route 15 (Wilbur Cross/Merritt Parkway).
Here is a breakdown of some of the potential costs:
- Hartford to the Massachusetts State Line: 80 cents
- New Haven to Greenwich: $2.00
- New Haven to New London: $2.00
Connecticut and Vermont are the only states in New England that don’t have any highway tolls, though Rhode Island only charges tolls on a few select bridges, and for trucks only on I-95.