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Publication date: January 31 2012



David Stokes Jan 2012

I-70 a Toll Road? Show Me Institutes David Stokes Discusses the Possibility

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I-70 a Toll Road?

Show Me Institutes David Stokes Discusses the Possibility

Should you pay more to drive from Kansas City to Columbia or St. Louis?

You might have to, if MODoT officials get their way. The states transportation department says the interstate is starting to crumble, needs both repairs and expansion. They also tell us the state does not have the estimated $50 billion needed to upgrade the highway across the Show Me State.

The proposal being made in Jefferson City is to contract with a private company, make I-70 a toll road and have user fees fund the maintenance and construction.

The Show Me Institutes David Stokes sat down with Mike and offers his thoughts on the idea and it may surprise you a little.

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