Drivers using the Massachusetts Turnpike between Springfield and the New York state line may have to start paying tolls.
According to Massachusetts Department of Traffic, paid tolls will be added on the turnpike on Interstate 90 between Interchange 1, West Stockbridge and Interchange 6, Springfield/Interstate 291 on October 15.
Gov. Deval Patrick put paid tolls back in this part of the state due to the budget crisis.
Though leaders in both the House and Senate said they have enough votes to override Patrick's veto and they plan to vote by the end of the week.
MassDot said the tolls would be part of a comprehensive transportation finance law that will fund road, bridge and public transit projects across the Commonwealth.
MassDot is advising the public to participate in the scheduled public hearings where the staff will present an overview of the toll plan. This will also give people a chance to ask questions and give their opinions on the proposed plan.
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