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Markell Administration To Boost DE Road Tolls

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Driving is about to get pricier for Delaware motorists.
    
State Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt told lawmakers Thursday that the Markell administration plans to raise tolls on Route 1 by a dollar on weekends to raise more revenue for road maintenance.
    
The current weekend toll of $2 will increase to $3. The weekday toll will remain at $1.
    
Bhatt also says his agency will increase borrowing by $20 million next year to pay for road maintenance and repairs.
    
The administration's decision comes after lawmakers balked at Gov. Jack Markell's proposal to raise Delaware's gas tax by 10 cents a gallon and increase borrowing by $50 million a year to pay for road and bridge work over the next five years.

 

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