1. Massachusetts highway administrator boosts 1-91 overhaul in Springfield, possible restoration of turnpike tolls

    Massachusetts highway administrator boosts 1-91 overhaul in Springfield, possible restoration of turnpike tolls

    DePaola, an engineer who was appointed to his position in 2011, was among top leaders in state government who spoke in front of business officials during this year's "Beacon Hill Summit" at the Statehouse by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.

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    1. In two years, we could replace the entire viaduct, north to south in the city of Springfield.
    2. We could resume that fairly quickly.
    3. At least in the House, I've made it known that I am 100 percent against reinstating the tolls exits one to six.
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