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Caution, questions greet Rte. 3 toll plan

Relief from rush-hour traffic on Route 3 south of Boston would be welcome news, residents and local leaders said last week, but they are cautious about a proposal that would accomplish that goal through new toll lanes and a public-private partnership.

A former Massachusetts deputy transportation secretary, Ned Corcoran, leading a group of unidentified private proponents in the fields of design, construction, and financing, has proposed widening Route 3 for about 9 miles between Braintree and Norwell.

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