TxDOT Approves 85 MPH Limit for Stretch of Toll Road

Update, 4:10 p.m.

Toll rates for the new stretch of Texas 130 under construction will be set and announced "very quickly," said Chris Lippincott, spokesman for the SH 130 Concession Company, the private consortium building the new toll road.

The Texas Department of Transportation has expressed hope that the higher speed limit on the toll road will ultimately draw a significant number of drivers away from congested roads in Austin and San Antonio.

"Safety is our top priority and tests have shown the designated speed is a safe one," said Mark Cross, a spokesman for the Texas Department ...

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