It’s estimated that the Interstate 79 corridor carries 87,000 vehicles every day, and if a proposal by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) comes to fruition, the drivers rocketing through in those cars and trucks could end up paying a toll of $1 or $2 when they cross the bridge near the Bridgeville exit.

The tolls would be collected in order to pay for the replacement of the northbound and southbound bridges that were first put in place 56 years ago and were last rehabilitated in 1998. It would also help pay for widening I-79 in that area.

Staff Writer

Brad Hundt came to the Observer-Reporter in 1998 after stints at newspapers in Georgia and Michigan. He serves as editorial page editor, and has covered the arts and entertainment and worked as a municipal beat reporter.

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