Meetings for new bridge tolls to begin Monday

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 21 at 7:48 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WHAS11) – The reality of having to pay tolls on both the downtown and east end bridge has been a hot button issue here in Kentuckiana.

In two scheduled meetings scheduled to begin on Monday, drivers have a chance to weigh in and give their opinions and suggestions.

“Everybody was so happy just to get the bridges going, to get an agreement and to break ground,” district 5 councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton said. “But now we have to look at what impact, what repercussions will this have on the lives of ordinary people.”

Kentucky and Indiana are paying for the Ohio River Bridges Project through gas tax revenues and tolls.

Overhead cameras and electronic receivers will record all vehicles that cross.

The first meeting is Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Clarksville on Marriott Drive.

The second is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kentucky African-American Heritage Center on Muhammad Ali Boulevard.
 

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