Tolls will be on all of Monroe Bypass

Tolls will be on all of Monroe Bypass

There are 38 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Sep 25, 2007, titled Tolls will be on all of Monroe Bypass. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

Drivers will pay tolls to travel all 21 miles of the proposed Monroe Connector/Bypass, a regional planning group has decided.

State officials say placing tolls on the eastern and western halves of the long-delayed road would allow it to be built quicker and cheaper. The project still needs the approval of federal road and environmental authorities.

Specific toll fees haven't been set, an engineer on the project said earlier this month. But the average toll nationally is between 10 and 15 cents per mile. Read more

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Since: Oct 07

Midland, NC

#1 Oct 27, 2007
You already pay a road tax through the license fees and fuel taxes,now a tax to ride on a certain road,wow...You call that taxation without representation,am I right? Triple tax..How about that..JMO...
Tom

Kershaw, SC

#2 Oct 27, 2007
Build it and they will come. Guess we have to pay for gov. co. short falling once again. We tend to forget that government is a business,and businesses are in it for the money. Sure it's not suppose to be like this but everyone thats in Government has a business mentality. Greed !!!
Trouble stopper

Charlotte, NC

#3 Oct 27, 2007
You know it has to be a toll road because I am sure all the money that was allocated for this project has already been stolen and put into some local politician(s) hand(s). What else could be the reason for this nonsense. People better wake up and check out these candidates before election. Oh, I forgot they're all crooks so it really doesn't matter who you vote for. None of these folks have ever done any favors for me. Only higher and more taxes in some form or fashion.
Marshville

Locust, NC

#4 Oct 28, 2007
You are right, they are all crooks.

Since: Oct 07

Madison, NJ

#5 Oct 29, 2007
We have one of the highest fuel taxes in the nation, and that's not enough to build the bypass?? Yet some how we have the means to go 7 billion over budget on mass transit plan that can't even pay for itself.

It's time to clean house in Raleigh.
Trouble stopper

United States

#6 Nov 1, 2007
Why start in Raleigh? Let's start right here in Union County!!!
Tired of the Dark Ages

Matthews, NC

#7 Nov 12, 2007
Never mind the cost. Send me a bill but has anyone even considered the traffic this will cause. I lived on LI NY for most of my life. They made the same mistakes with the tolls. You canot get on or off the Island due to the traffic these tolls create. I am not joking when I it takes over an hour to sit in line to get over the GW Bridge. And Easy Pass just causes accidents as holders and non holders scramble to get into the correct lane to handle their situation. This is a huge mistake. It is watching NY start all over again with an insight as to what will happen.
Tired of the Dark Ages

Matthews, NC

#8 Nov 12, 2007
The famouse city road rage is about to hit the charlotte area. Nothing stresses a driver out more than to sit in traffic just to have someone stick their hand in your wallet.

Since: Oct 07

Charlotte, NC

#9 Nov 12, 2007
This is yet another ploy for "smart growth" by the officials that were just reelected in Monroe. They see the bypass hurting commerce in the area. Placing a toll on the road will push some thrifty drivers to bypass the bypass by taking the current red-light-madness route on 74.

Anybody seen any "Slower Traffic Keep Right" signs in about 15 years? "Smart growth" at its best.!@#$%^&*
Bill

Asheville, NC

#10 Nov 12, 2007
Wow. Talk about bringing the north south. I'm not ready for all of this.
bill

Asheville, NC

#11 Nov 12, 2007
Talk about bringing the north south. I don't think I am ready for any of this.
REBEL ROUSER

Indian Trail, NC

#12 Nov 13, 2007
I think we need to go to the Va.,NC state line and devert I95,I85,I77 due east with no exits.
Troublestopper

Matthews, NC

#13 Nov 13, 2007
How about making this a one way corridor also with a north bond lane only.
REBEL ROUSER

Indian Trail, NC

#14 Nov 13, 2007
Troublestopper wrote:
How about making this a one way corridor also with a north bond lane only.
I"ll go for that,sorry,forgot that would stinkup the ocean like there stinking up our county!

Since: Oct 07

Charlotte, NC

#15 Nov 14, 2007
If we focus our efforts in the wrong direction, we'll never get this fixed. I don't think there are a whole lot of yankees in our state legislature. But there are plenty of crooked politicians burning up our road money on things other than roads.

It's time for a power shift in Raleigh.
REBEL ROUSER

Indian Trail, NC

#16 Nov 14, 2007
Joe_living_in_Monroe wrote:
If we focus our efforts in the wrong direction, we'll never get this fixed. I don't think there are a whole lot of yankees in our state legislature. But there are plenty of crooked politicians burning up our road money on things other than roads.
It's time for a power shift in Raleigh.
There might not be many yank's in Raleigh but you can bet that there's plenty in the back ground.
Tired of the Dark Ages

Matthews, NC

#17 Nov 14, 2007
Folks, didn't the civil war end over a century ago? You should really step back and listen to yourselves. I am truly amazed at the prejudist sterio typical comments I am reading here. Life is not black and white! There are many shades of grey in between. In case you need it further spelled out to you. Everyone is individual and to make prejudist remarks about people based on location, race, religeon etc... shows the amount of lack of intellegence that goes on EVERYWHERE! It doesn't matter where you live. Geesh. Grow up and help our situation rather than attempt to hurt each other.

Since: Oct 07

Madison, NJ

#18 Nov 15, 2007
Tired of the Dark Ages wrote:
Folks, didn't the civil war end over a century ago? You should really step back and listen to yourselves. I am truly amazed at the prejudist sterio typical comments I am reading here. Life is not black and white! There are many shades of grey in between. In case you need it further spelled out to you. Everyone is individual and to make prejudist remarks about people based on location, race, religeon etc... shows the amount of lack of intellegence that goes on EVERYWHERE! It doesn't matter where you live. Geesh. Grow up and help our situation rather than attempt to hurt each other.
It is this mindset that keeps giving us the same liberals in Raleigh and in local govts throughout the State, while many of those that voted for them continue complain about the results and lay blaim where it doesn't belong.
REBEL ROUSER

Indian Trail, NC

#19 Nov 15, 2007
Tired of the Dark Ages wrote:
Folks, didn't the civil war end over a century ago? You should really step back and listen to yourselves. I am truly amazed at the prejudist sterio typical comments I am reading here. Life is not black and white! There are many shades of grey in between. In case you need it further spelled out to you. Everyone is individual and to make prejudist remarks about people based on location, race, religeon etc... shows the amount of lack of intellegence that goes on EVERYWHERE! It doesn't matter where you live. Geesh. Grow up and help our situation rather than attempt to hurt each other.
If you are going to close your eyes to the facts we might as well throw up our hands.Besides ,i'm proud of my Southern heritage,thats 1 thing that cant be taken from me.

Since: Oct 07

Charlotte, NC

#20 Nov 16, 2007
REBEL ROUSER wrote:
<quoted text>If you are going to close your eyes to the facts we might as well throw up our hands.Besides ,i'm proud of my Southern heritage,thats 1 thing that cant be taken from me.
Agreed. Can I ask who you voted for as NC Senator and district Rep in Raleigh in the last election? And if so, why?

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