Firm Proposes Building Private Toll Road Near Dallas

In an area northeast of Dallas, a company hopes to build a road unlike any other in Texas. The Texas Turnpike Corporation has proposed a toll road connecting Greenville and Wylie. The Dallas-based firm hopes to buy the land and build and operate the toll road itself. It would be the only entirely private toll road in the state and one of the only such highways in the country.

Local transportation officials are keeping an open mind.

"This would be a private-sector company that would 100 percent finance the project," said Tom Shelton, a senior program manager with the North ...

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