JACKSON, Miss.-- With the next legislative session not far away all options are on the table for getting the Mississippi roads and bridges their needed funding.
One of those options could be toll roads in Mississippi in certain high traffic areas like the interstates.
House Transportation Committee Chair Robert Johnson said there's already a third-party looking at the possibility here in the state.
"They're looking at the economic impact and the actual feasibility of doing it and looking at different projects in different areas," he said.
A few of those areas that were tossed out by Johnson in a Tuesday interview were near the coast and the interstates from Jackson to the Gulf coast for possible booths. Other sites mentioned were at the border of the Alabama and Mississippi line where he says our neighbor is about to start charging to enter their state in certain areas.
He lamented on the state of disrepair that many of the roadways in the state are in currently and said the money has to come from somewhere.
"Everybody wants good highways and good sewer systems. They have to be paid for."
Toll roads is only one option that will be on the table and in a possible bill that's brought before a committee next month in the state's capital but Johnson reiterated it's give and take when it comes to roads and taxpayer money.