Toll Roads Could Require Constitutional Amendment

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Lawmakers were advised Thursday that a toll road plan to have private companies fund up-front construction costs and then pocket part of the toll revenue may require an amendment to the Nevada Constitution.

The issue of how toll collection fees could be distributed came up during a Senate Energy, Infrastructure and Transportation meeting on SB206, which sets guidelines for toll roads in Nevada.

The measure states that any toll road fees must "except for the costs of administration be used exclusively for the construction, maintenance and repair of the public highways of this state."

An amendment to the constitution could take four years and require a popular vote, delaying construction of any toll roads.

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