The Courier-Journal has an update on the Ohio River Bridges Project, and it opens with news that the plan for how the project will be paid for will not be complete next month, as previously hoped.

With the project already years behind schedule and billions of dollars above its original estimates, the bridges authority plans to release an update next week that will include the latest price tag and note that “innovative” funding, such as tolls, will be needed to cover the Ohio River Bridges Project’s cost — estimated over the summer at $4.1 billion.

But Steve Schultz, the authority’s executive director, declined to say when the group will decide which roads and bridges will be tolled, for how much, for how long and how exactly the project will be financed. He said a rough schedule for making those decisions will be presented at the agency’s Dec. 16 meeting.

 

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