Council Votes to Support Toll Road

Dec 12, 2012

There are more details on a proposed toll road between Hunt county and the Dallas area.  Representatives from a private company approached the Greenville City Council Tuesday asking for the council’s support to build the toll road.

The proposal from the Texas Turnpike Corporation also includes a plan to include a new, un-tolled road from West to East across North Greenville and connecting with I-30.

The council voted unanimously to support the concept of the project.

Mayor Steve Reid explained that the resolution passed Tuesday does not obligate the city in any way but will be used to help get the proposed toll road included under the regional transportation plan from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Phase 1 of the project will be a privately owned and built toll road which would cover approximately 24 miles between just west of Greenville and Lavon in Collin County along a portion of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District right of way.