Governor Chris Sununu announced Thursday the toll hike proposed by the Department of Transportation is dead, at least for the foreseeable future.

According to WMUR, Gov Sununu announced “I will not allow this toll increase to move forward.” I was sent to Concord to fight for the working men and women of New Hampshire, and that’s what I am doing.”

The toll hike was the center of controversy for close to a month, and hearings took place in Concord and Manchester. A Wednesday meeting was speculated, but never came to fruition.

Sununu’s full statement follows:

“I have long been opposed to toll increases. After hearing from citizens across the state, reviewing feedback from the public comment sessions, and conferring with members of the Executive Council… my position has not changed.

“Had the council ultimately voted in favor of toll increases, I would have negated their vote. Dragging this process out is not productive. As such, I will not allow this toll increase to move forward. I was sent to Concord to fight for the working men and women of New Hampshire, and that is what I am doing.”