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MoDOT's new plan for I-70 toll would bypass voters

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(KMOV)- The head of MoDOT said voters may not have any influence on whether Interstate 70 will become a toll road. 

Twice, voters have turned down a constitutional amendment which would allow Missouri to collect tolls. 

MoDOT Director Kevin Keith, said under his plan private companies would pay to rebuild I-70 and then collect tolls as re-payment, keeping the state government out of it. 

The cost to rebuild the road ranges from $2 million to $4 billion. No matter the cost, the state says there is no money to pay for it.  

If MoDOT’s new plan is approved, tolls would begin outside of Kansas City and stretch to Wentzville.

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