Indiana roads could see tolls in their future

Right now Indiana's Department of Transportation is studying whether toll roads should come to Hoosier highways.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2017 9:02 PM
Updated: Oct. 26, 2017 9:02 PM

INDIANA (WTHI) - Right now Indiana's Department of Transportation is studying whether toll roads should come to Hoosier highways.

INDOT tells News 10 they're focused on main interstates like Interstate-70.

This new initiative is included in the road funding bill that passed in the spring. Governor Eric Holcomb asked for a feasibility study before tolling could become a reality.

Some commuters hate the idea, while others say toll roads wouldn't affect their routine.

“It's expected,” said Derik Whalen. “If you go up to Chicago there are toll roads up there so it's kind of expected. With the tax they just imposed with gas it's kind of redundant to me but it is what it is.”

INDOT says they will begin making decisions as early as next week. Their study will be complete November 1, they say.

INDOT says if they do move forward on the plan it will still be several years before drivers would hand over their change to tolls.

The state must get federal approval before building on interstates like I-70 or I-65.

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