No relief from Merrimack's Exit 12 ramp tolls this year
The House voted 201-72 to kill Senate Bill 3, which would have eliminated the Exit 12 ramp tolls.
However, state transportation officials and lawmakers say an agreement was struck to add the three exits in Merrimack in return for the toll revenue to pay off the bonds for the project.
Sponsored by former Senate President Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, SB 3 originally would have eliminated the three Merrimack ramp tolls, but was changed to just the Exit 12 ramp before the Senate approved it.
Exit 12 tolls total about $900,000 a year for the turnpike system.
Key lawmakers say they will look at ramp tolls in an overall review of the turnpike system.
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