Third Indiana group joins fight against I-65 span tolls

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A third group is joining a legal effort to block tolling on two bridges carrying Interstate 65 traffic over the Ohio River between downtown Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana.

The Courier-Journal reports the Jeffersonville City Council tentatively approved allocating $10,000 to the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau for the legal fight Monday. A final vote by the council is likely Dec. 17.

The tourism bureau's board and the Clarksville Town Council both voted last month to allocate $10,000 each for legal costs to fight a joint Indiana-Kentucky plan to use traffic tolling to pay for a new I-65 bridge and refurbished Kennedy Bridge. They fear tolling will hurt southern Indiana businesses.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chuck Wolfe says tolling is necessary to help pay for the bridges.

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