- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

YORK, Maine (AP) - Maine Turnpike Authority officials are still at odds with some York residents over plans to move the town’s toll plaza 1.5 miles north.

The authority plans to seek permits to build the $40 million plaza at mile marker 8.8. It wants to replace the existing toll plaza because it’s sinking into clay soils at its existing location and a tunnel full of electrical components leaks.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/2dxaUuv ) reports residents said at a public hearing held Wednesday the project will cause environmental damage and that the authority hasn’t fully considered an all-electronic collection system.

Executive Director Peter Mills says an all-electronic toll booth would result in a significant revenue loss and added traffic on secondary roads near York.

Mills says the planned plaza will have minimal environmental impact.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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