SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Monday night, more than 300 residents in Sussex County rallied against tolls on Interstate 95 that would cost drivers $4 each way if enacted.
They gathered at Sussex Central High School holding "No Tolls" signs and wearing stickers, wanting to voice their opinions before meeting with VDOT officials.
"We just can't afford the tolls here in Sussex," resident Marian Goode said.
The proposed toll would be on I-95 running through Sussex County and would cost drivers $4 and truck drivers $12.
"If it's $4 each way, it's $8 a day for my husband travel back and forth to work every single day," one woman said.
The residents who would have to use the road frequently tell WAVY.com they feel as though that money will quickly add up.
"That will break me," Goode said. "There are a lot of other people that are in the same situation that I am in today."
Inside the school, VDOT officials said the tolls could raise $40 million annually for the state and that there is a reduced payment rate for residents.
The Federal Highway Administration granted a conditional approval to Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal for I-95 tolls last year. The proposal outlined steps the state must take before getting final permission to begin collecting money.
VDOT has more information on the project on its website .
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