It is bad enough that construction of I-540 has basically been halted headed eastward. That road would have benefitted us here. The state has raided the highway trust fund and claims poverty, wanting to put toll plazas on I-95. The state has had over $2 billion in surplus and is not replenishing the highway trust fund. The latest section of I-540 has ALREADY bee paid for. Now they want to put toll plazas on the I-540 outer beltline. ENOUGH! I am reminded of the song from the 80's by Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It!" I have wanted to use that song on talk radio for years. Oh, to see Kevin Miller fired from WPTF; it is a pleasant dream.
Here is a smidge of an article on the N&O web page:
State legislators have agreed that motorists can be asked to pay tolls on a short stretch of Interstate 540 -- already paid for with tax dollars -- that is scheduled to open in western Wake County next year. But that's only if Wake mayors go along with the idea.