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Meeting may shed light on Ohio River bridge tolls

Kentucky is handling construction of the downtown bridge and will use toll revenue to pay back debt and interest. Indiana is in charge of work on the East End bridge. It has secured financing but will use tolls.

The Associated Press

9/5/2013

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Motorists may be about to find out how much it will cost to cross two Ohio River bridges being built between Kentucky and Indiana.

A bi-state group is meeting Thursday in Jeffersonville, Ind., and the agenda includes a resolution to set toll rates.

That's one big unanswered question regarding the $2.6 billion project. The work includes a new bridge linking Louisville, Ky., and Jeffersonville and an East End span connecting Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky. The project is one of the country's largest public works endeavors. Both bridges are scheduled to open in 2016.

Kentucky is handling construction of the downtown bridge and will use toll revenue to pay back debt and interest. Indiana is in charge of work on the East End bridge. It has secured financing but will use tolls.

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