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mightyace:
Apparently the Washington state legislature has passed legislation to allow tolling of the existing WA 520 "floating bridge" to help pay for its replacement plus a double decked tunnel to replace the Alaskan way viaduct.

See the following for more details:
Multi-billion $ toll projects move in Seattle WA

ctroadgeek:
I know that new tolls aren't popular on here, but if that's what it takes to improve that bridge sooner, then so be it. The key is that those tolls don't get funneled elsewhere - they need to stay put in funding projects for SR 520.

mightyace:

--- Quote from: ctroadgeek on May 27, 2009, 02:40:59 PM ---The key is that those tolls don't get funneled elsewhere - they need to stay put in funding projects for SR 520.

--- End quote ---

I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but Pennsylvania doesn't work that way.  Some of the PA Turnpike revenues go to PennDOT projects and the dormant I-80 tolling project would also fund other highways.  So, you get much more opposition when you do it that way.

ctroadgeek:
If I recall correctly, there's a tolled section of road/bridge in New York that pays for a different bridge over 300 miles away. And state DOT's wonder why tolling is so unpopular...

mightyace:
And plans for future tolling... (through 2040)

Seattle area plan focuses on tolling alternatives including all expressways & arterials to toll

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