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I-70 toll road testimony continues

I-70 toll road testimony continues

January 19th, 2012 in News

In this Aug. 28, 2007 file photo, a truck drives on the Highway 40 bridge over I-70 near Midway, Mo.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

After about four hours of testimony over two days, members of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation said the conversation about Interstate 70's future is just beginning.

Although no bill has been introduced, the focus of both days' testimony was Transportation Director Kevin Keith's suggestion that MoDOT agree to a long-term lease-type contract with a private company, that would rebuild the highway at its expense, then charge tolls to those using the road in order to recover its costs.