The costs of innovations associated with the proposed extension of Route 53 into North Lake County is being examined for savings, however environmental protection will continue to be a top concern.  The preliminary costs of innovations that include roadway design, environmental protection measures and a special fund for long term monitoring are projected at $450 million to $600 million.  Now the committee is going to look for savings and they know tolls alone will not cover the costs.  A final report is scheduled for discussion on July 29 that will address potential cost refinements, local funding options and other financing details.

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