Oct. 29, 2019
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LAMONT TO RUDY: NO TOLLS PLANNED IN DANBURY AREA
Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi confirmed with Governor Ned Lamont on Saturday, Oct. 19th, during his visit to Ridgefield, that general tolling on I-95, I-91, the Merritt Parkway and I-84 will not be implemented as was originally planned. This was confirmed again during a call with the governor’s office on Oct. 29th.
This means there will be no border tolls—or tolls of any type—in the Danbury area and no possible diversion of traffic into Ridgefield due to tolls.
“The governor told me that the only tolling currently being contemplated was for superstructures like a new bridge or other similar features that require large-scale construction,” said the First Selectman. “In those instances, any tolling would be local to the project and would remain in place only until the bond was paid off.”
During a follow-up phone call, Rudy was informed by Governor Lamont that this change in funding strategy was enabled by the availability of very-low-interest loans from the federal government.
“There has been a lot of talk about tolls and state government during this campaign,” said Rudy. “I hope we can now put this issue aside and focus on Ridgefield.”