Reporter Update: Truckers Upset Over Proposed Tolls On Some Pennsylvania Bridges

Some truckers are up in arms about a proposal that would toll nine bridges across Pennsylvania and say they'll just drive around the bridges to avoid paying anything; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.

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ANDY SHEEHAN: Hey, I'm Andy Sheehan here off of I-79 in Bridgeville. I'm talking to some truckers who are up in arms about a proposal to toll this road. They say that they work very much on the margins, that they work hard. They get hit with a $5, $10, $15 dollar toll, that's really going to impact their bottom line.

Furthermore, they say that they all are equipped with GPSs and that they will avoid these tolls by traveling on local roads. And I did a story late last week looking at this problem from residents who said they do the same thing. So you can imagine what's going to happen to local roads.

Anyway I'm going to cover all the bases here coming up at 5:00 o'clock. I'll talk to PENDOT about their reasons for these roles, but actually talking to these truckers about their discontent tonight at 5:00 o'clock.