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Iowa DOT says they will not pursue tolls in Iowa

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The Iowa DOT says they will not pursue tolls on Interstate 80 in Iowa.

Yesterday they tweeted, "You may have heard we conducted a study stating tolling on I-80 was a viable option. A study is one thing, but when we look at the big picture and all the considerations that includes, the DOT does not intend to pursue tolling at this time."

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new state report says charging tolls might be used to help pay for rebuilding and widening Interstate 80 across Iowa.

Imposing tolls would require approval from the Iowa Legislature and federal authorities.

The Iowa Department of Transportation report says federal and state highway funds can't meet all of the state's highway needs. It says the study, "has determined that tolling is a financially feasible implementation option."

The report says there would be 11 tolling stations across the state, and the toll would be 8 cents a mile for autos and 24 cents a mile for trucks.

The money would be used to widen and rebuild a nearly 250-mile (402 kilometer) stretch across rural Iowa from 2022 through 2026.

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