County Supervisors Want VDOT to Shift Some Coleman Bridge Toll Burden off Local Residents

WVEC-TV News (Norfolk, VA) reports, “There’s a push to cut down on tolls in Hampton Roads. Gloucester [County] board of supervisors want to decrease the toll for the Coleman Bridge, calling the toll an ‘unfair tax.’” A member of the board tells the station that seventy percent of the motorists using the bridge are county residents, and ““With 70% paying the debt burden I consider that unfair tax for the residents of Gloucester County.” County officials are suggesting that VDOT refinance the bridge’s current debt, assume the responsibility for bridge maintenance or consider changing toll rates to capture more revenue from summer tourists.