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DOT Deadline On Toll Statements Approaching

The DOT will accept written testimonials on the impact of a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge by the deadline on Jan. 18.

The following is based on a press release from the state Department of Transportation.

Residents must submit personal statements to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) on how a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge would impact their lives by Jan. 18.

All comments will be included the DOT's environmental impact survey to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Ultimately, the FHWA will rule on whether a toll can be installed on the Sakonnet River Bridge, based upon the findings of the environmental and economic impact statements.

According to DOT Director Michael P. Lewis, the reports will be filed with the FHWA by the end of the month.

In December, the DOT held hearings in Portsmouth and Tiverton to hear residents concerns on the impact of a toll on their neighborhoods and local economy. Public input on the possible impacts of a toll is an integral element in the impact surveys.

To include your personal comments, submit a statement prior to the close of business on Jan. 18.

Submit concerns via email at customerservice@dot.ri.gov.

Submit statements via mail at:

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

2 Capitol Hill

Providence, RI 02903

ATTN: Customer Service

If you would like to learn more about Rhode Island's approach to tolling and the expected timeline for the process, please visit the DOT website.

Jane Wolk Wheeler January 07, 2013 at 06:24 PM
This is really important and I suggest everyone affected share this information as widely and quickly as possible!
TinertonSTOP January 09, 2013 at 01:55 PM
You can also go online at www.tivertonstop.com and fillout a form online. TivertonSTOP will be printing and mailing them all next week. Tivertonstop@Gmail.com is TivertonSTOP's email address is you have any questions or would like to send your comments to them to include in the package also.

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