Kane County has received an additional $12.5 million in state funding to support eliminating a toll on drivers using the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge over the Fox River when it opens next year, county officials announced.

The funding, included in the capital bill for the state’s fiscal year 2024 budget, is in addition to the $17.5 million in state money the county received in fiscal year 2023.

“We are grateful to our state legislators, under the leadership of House Speaker Chris Welch and Senate Leader Don Harmon, for recognizing the importance of this regional corridor and the financial burden a toll will put on motorists and trucking industry,” County Board Chair Corinne Pierog said in an announcement of the funding.

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