My family owned a vacation home on Sebago lake since the 1960's, we sold it about 2000-2001. Up until the late 1990's it cost $1.00 from York to exit #8. For endless years fro the 70's - the time we sold the property the Toll Road was always undergoing construction, sometimes down to one lane, other times switching over to the other side of the highway, sometimes just dirt & dust for long stretches, all the windows rolled up on a hot Summers day.
Now the toll cost between the same 2 locations is $4.00, the exit numbers are the craziest thing I've ever seen. Yes the toll road looks great but what happens after you exit onto one of the local highways / routes after leaving the toll plazas? All those cars & trucks which always pay more, must be great to be a toll road employee, pay wise that is.
Of course we have our Mystic River Bridge, for all the times it's been torn up, re decked, painted, etc they could have built a tunnel under the river and tore down the bridge. The problem was even though the toll collectors were paid $99,000 a year, they still caught them stealing money, made the papers on a regular basis. Well enough of that.
Love me or hate me.....I've kept the " Flame of Hope " lit & burning for MEC #501 since 1995. J. Smythe... Former Master Mechanic MEC #501 Project 1995-2000.