Arizona Studies Maricopa County Toll Road Plan Despite Likely “Negative Reaction”

KJZZ News reports, “The Arizona Department of Transportation is looking into the option of a tolled freeway as an Interstate 10 alternate. ADOT and the Maricopa Association of Governments have been studying how to develop State Route 30 since 2004.” ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel tells the station, “The idea of a tolled freeway, yes it is going to gather some negative reaction, but it’s also a reality check in that we don’t have the traditional funding to build this freeway any time soon so we think it’s worth exploring.” The study will reportedly take up to six months.