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Tolls seen as a way to widen Route 3

Ex-official cites success of optional pay lane in D.C.

The former state official who championed the public-private coalition that widened Route 3 north of Boston a decade ago is proposing a new partnership south of the city to widen Route 3 between Braintree and Norwell and pay for it with toll lanes.

The proposal, from a team led by a former Massachusetts deputy transportation secretary, Ned Corcoran, cites as a model the Virginia Department of Transportation’s newly opened high-speed toll lanes on the Capital Beltway.

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