Missouri state legislators are considering thinning out the motor vehicle herd along Interstate 70 by hitting drivers in their wallets. Missouri lawmakers are planning to discuss the possibility of adding a toll as the state tries to look at how to make the ride smoother and faster from East to West across the state.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says I-70 needs at least two-billion dollars in work and maybe even twice that if separate truck lanes are built. MoDOT director Kevin Keith says tolls could free up the $75 million to $90 million spent each year on I-70 to other transportation projects. Missouri lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.