Gov. Beshear said. “It’s too important to our region and to our states and to this whole country to let anything stand in the way of getting this job done.”
“Quite honestly, I don’t know that you’ll be able to put any kind of financing package in that will actually get this done if you don’t include tolls as a part of it,” Gov. Beshear said. “The idea that Uncle Sam is going to ride in here on a white horse and write us a check, just put that out of your mind because it’s not going to happen.”
Gov. Kasich said the federal government will help with grants and loans, but the motoring public will have to play a role as well.
“We’re going to have to toll,” he said. “That’s something that maybe people don’t want to hear, but I think it’s best to tell people the way things are.”
“This is critical for America,” Gov. Kasich said. “We’re going to get it done and it’s going to serve the people.”
Three designs for the project are still being reviewed.
The one selected will include a two-deck span to carry all of I-75, plus southbound lanes of I-71 and three southbound lanes of local traffic. It will be built to the west of the current bridge.
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