The new I-69 Ohio River Crossing bridge was part of Wednesday’s traveling city hall discussion.

The traveling city hall was held at Caze Elementary where Tri-Staters got the chance to talk one-on-one with city leaders about tolling the new I-69 bridge and possibly Highway 41. 

Steven Nickise, a project manager says, “They’re concerned on if they commute across the bridge regularly how the cost would add up and we talked about how there could be an opportunity for discounted rates for tolling for frequent users.”

Project officials say it depends on how much traffic would use the existing bridge verses the tolled bridge, how much toll revenue there might be, and the funding gap.

But this all depends on the alternative chosen. 

Mayor Winnecke says he would like to see at least one of the current bridges remain open and free if the new bridge has a toll. 

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(This story was originally published on April 25, 2018)