Business Leaders Supports Northern KY Bridge Tolls

MGN Online

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Northern Kentucky business leaders have come out in support of tolls to help pay for a project that would relieve traffic congestion at a major bridge that spans the Ohio River.

The $2.6 billion project would build a new span alongside the Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Covington, Ky. It also would renovate the current 50-year-old span.

The Kentucky Enquirer ( reports the first public endorsement for tolls came last week when a group of eight executives at some of the region's largest employers signed a letter to the newspaper expressing support for the idea.

In addition, the board of directors at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce voted on Wednesday to change its position on the issue, saying the project won't happen without tolls.