Sunday, September 08, 2013

Western Mass Turnpike tolls return

Recent legislation has allowed the Massachusetts DOT to return to collecting tolls for use of the Massachusetts Turnpike between exits 1 and 6. Public hearings will be held at two Western Massachusetts locations. On Tuesday, 9/10/2013, the first hearing will be held at Lee High School in Lee from 6 pm-9 pm. On Thursday, 9/12/2013, the second hearing will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield from 6 pm-9 pm. The restoration of the tolls is expected to raise 12 to 15 million dollars a year that will be used to maintain the Turnpike west of I-95.

The MassDOT website has a helpful page on the hearings including a FAQ section.