If you are interested in the Interstate System Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Pilot Program, please refer to the program announcement for Tolling and Pricing Opportunities under the Federal-aid Highway Program.
Section 1216(b) of TEA-21 established this program allowing up to three existing Interstate facilities (highway, bridge, or tunnel) to be tolled to fund needed reconstruction or rehabilitation on Interstate highway corridors that could not otherwise be adequately maintained or functionally improved without the collection of tolls. Each of the three facilities must be in a different State. There is no special funding authorized for this program. By law, Interstate maintenance funds may not be used on a facility for which tolls are being collected under this program.
The FHWA Office of Infrastructure issued a December 24, 1998 memorandum to FHWA division offices soliciting candidate projects from the States for this pilot. No candidates were submitted in response to that memorandum. The FHWA subsequently issued an April 6, 1999 memorandum to FHWA division offices advising them that the pilot program remained available to the States as an open-ended solicitation and candidates would be accepted on a first-come basis.
All three available slots have been reserved under this pilot program:
For more information contact:
Darren Timothy, Ph.D.
FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
FHWA-HIN, Room E64-301
Washington, DC 20590-9898