Virginia OKs tolls on I-85, I-95

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The Virginia Legislature has passed a measure that would allow the commonwealth to toll Interstates 85 and 95 and share the revenue with North Carolina.

The Virginia-North Carolina Interstate Toll Road Compact was passed in the Virginia House 96-1 and in the Virginia Senate 37-2. So far, however, the compact is a bit one-sided, as North Carolina’s governor, legislature and Department of Transportation have yet to endorse the idea.

According to media reports, many North Carolinians and Virginians who regularly use the interstates oppose the idea, as do the hotels, restaurants, stores and resorts along the routes that depend on interstate traffic.