Tolling Connecticut - how proposed tolls will impact major roadways throughout the state

By Shayla Colon

Today, Connecticut leaders will hold a meeting to discuss the future of bringing back tolls to the state. Governor Ned Lamont is considering building 53 gantries state-wide as part of his plan to toll all vehicles, according to CT News Junkie. The gantries are bridge-like, overhead structures that will have cameras for tolling purposes. The idea to toll all vehicles came from a 2018 study done by the CT Department of Transportation that initially sought to have 82 gantries with the potential to produce $1 billion dollars annually.  Lamont’s plan has the tolling structures mapped out along major interstates (I-95, I-84 and I-91) and routes (15 and 8).