Officials Seek More Money Out Of Ohio Turnpike

Along the Ohio Turnpike(Photo: Ohio Turnpike Commission)
Along the Ohio Turnpike(Photo: Ohio Turnpike Commission)

State officials may increase tolls and close maintenance facilities as they consider ways to make more money from the Ohio Turnpike.

Ohio Department of Transportation deputy director Jim Riley says a $2.85 million study is in the works to figure out how to “unlock the value” of the 241-mile toll road across northern Ohio,

Riley’s briefing to the Ohio Turnpike Commission did not include a specific recommendation for increasing tolls. Ohio has some of the lowest toll rates in the region for trucks and passenger vehicles.

The presentation also said that two of the eight turnpike maintenance compounds could be eliminated to save money.

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