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Traffic Camera I-90 Blandford Exits 2-3In accordance with legislation recently enacted by the Massachusetts House and Senate, MassDOT has devised an implementation plan and scheduled public hearings for the restoration of private passenger vehicle tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) between Interchange 1 (West Stockbridge) and Interchange 6 (Springfield/I-291).

The public is invited to participate in the hearings to be held ahead of the planned October 15 restoration. The hearings will be held in Lee and Springfield during the second week of September. The toll restoration is part of a comprehensive transportation finance law passed by the legislature that will fund road and bridge and public transit projects across the Commonwealth.

Hearing attendees will be presented with an overview of the toll implementation plan from MassDOT staff, have an opportunity to ask questions and to provide comment. In addition, attendees will be able to join E-ZPass on site.
The toll schedule will be the same schedule that was in effect from 1990 to 1996 when the tolls were eliminated.

While toll booth infrastructure and personnel are in place, MassDOT will be working until October 15 to revise the electronic toll collection software system and print new toll tickets used by cash customers.  Hearings are as follows:

Tuesday, September 10, 6:00-9:00pm, Lee High School, 300 Greylock Street, Lee

Thursday, September 12, 6:00-9:00pm, Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield

The legislation requires a formal comment period. If you wish to comment, the following email address will be active in the coming days: WesternTurnpike@dot.state.ma.us
Comments will be accepted through the month of September.

The legislation requiring the toll implementation is available online: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter46

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