FDOT to answer concerns over I-4 toll lanes in Hillsborough, Polk

Interstate 4 Toll Lanes Hillsborough, Polk

 

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Hillsborough and Polk County homeowners can make their voice heard about plans to put in new express toll lanes on Interstate 4.

The toll lanes would run through Hillsborough and Polk counties, stretching 22 miles from east of 50th Street, in Tampa, to the Polk Parkway. The lanes would use dynamic pricing, meaning the price would increase or decrease based on the time of day and traffic demand.

People who spoke with News Channel 8 about the proposal like the toll lanes, but not the idea of a changing price. “I don’t know about that. I don’t think that’s very fair, like on 417 it’s one flat rate,” Laura Stemberg said.

“I feel like they should keep it a certain price.  I don’t feel like it should fluctuate,” Natalie Valdivia said.

The Florida Department of Transportation is set to hear from the public Monday evening at the Tpepin’s Hospitality Centre on 50th Street in Tampa. The meeting is scheduled to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s