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VOL. 123 | NO. 25 | Wednesday, February 06, 2008

State Bill Would Add Another Project to Tennessee Tollway Act

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NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would expand the Tennessee Tollway Act is moving through the state Legislature.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Willie Borchert, D-Camden, unanimously passed the House Public Transportation and Highways Subcommittee on Tuesday.

The number of pilot toll projects is limited to two under the act that passed the General Assembly last year. Borchert's bill would authorize a third project that would develop a bridge over the Tennessee River to connect Benton and Houston counties.

The companion version of the legislation is in the Senate Transportation Committee.

Lawmakers say states have been urged to consider toll roads to make up for decreased federal funding for road projects. Tennessee is having to make do without $153 million worth of federal funds this budget year.

Read the full text of HB2836 at on the Legislature's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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