NC DOT holds hearings on proposed I-95 changes

WELDON, NC (AP) - The state Department of Transportation is holding public hearings this month to discuss planned construction on Interstate 95 that would start in 2016 and toll collection that would start three years later.

A hearing will be held Monday at Halifax Community College in Weldon, with another scheduled for Thursday at The Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount.

Public hearings also will be held next week in Smithfield, Wilson, Dunn and Fayetteville. All hearings will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

DOT has proposed spending $4.4 billion to improve I-95, including widening the more than 180 miles of the highway in eastern North Carolina. It wants to use tolls to pay for those improvements.

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No Tolls. The gas companys collect enough on our gas when we put it in our vehicles. We have gas taxs on the fuel for the roads. USE IT for the roads.