The state's Transportation Department needs to close an annual funding gap of $8.1 billion. 

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Federal leaders agree that PennDOT is looking in the right places to deal with its funding crisis, including the proposal to add tolls to nine bridges across the state.

PennDOT’s proposal includes the bridge on I-79 in Bridgeville.

The Federal Highway Administration says it agrees with what PennDOT is considering.

The state’s Transportation Department needs to close an annual funding gap of $8.1 billion.