This Week's Poll

How should the state pay for the maintenance on the four bridges that lead to Aquidneck Island?

Increase toll on the Pell Bridge 8% | 18 votes
Leave toll be on Pell, add toll to Sakonnet Bridge 44% | 101 votes
Put all bridges under DOT, remove all tolls 34% | 79 votes
None of the above 14% | 31 votes
Posted 2/26/12

With the R.I. Department of Transportation registering a significant structural deficit, much of the roadway and bridge maintenance that should be done is being deferred.

As the new Sakonnet River bridge is completed, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to take that bridge, as well the bridge connecting Jamestown to South Kingstown, out of the DOT portfolio and make them the responsibility of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority, which has the power to levy tolls.

One proposal has the Sakonnet River bridge collecting tolls that, in addition to the Pell Bridge tolls, would create a revenue stream large enough to take care of the needs of the four bridges leading to and from Aquidneck Island (the Mt. Hope Bridge is the fourth).

Does this sound like a good plan to you?

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