"Toll adjustments" may be necessary for all of New York state to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City.


ALBANY - After receiving a smaller loan than anticipated for the Tappan Zee Bridge construction in New York City, Thruway Authority Director Tom Madison said Wednesday that "toll adjustments" may be necessary for the entire state of New York, according to our Gannett Albany Bureau.

The Public Authorities Control Board approved a $255 million loan on Wednesday, borrowing money from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which helps local communities with sewer systems, pollution control and other environmental issues. The original loan called for $511 million.

Donna Luh, the Vice Chair of the Thruway Board of Directors, said it's impossible to speculate on a toll increase until the board meets in early August.

Luh said that a toll increase is at least possible, but she added that there's been "no discussion" so far about how much tolls may increase.

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