Transportation
7:53 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Possible Toll Road for Hunt County

North Texas residents may soon travel between Hunt County and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex via a new toll road. The Greenville City Council is being asked to back the creation of the private toll road, which would initially stretch from Greenville to Lavon and eventually to the President George Bush Turnpike.

The Council is scheduled to consider approving a resolution in support of the project during Tuesday’s regular session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

The Texas Turnpike Corporation recently contacted the city about the project, Phase 1 of which would cover 20 miles between Greenville and Lavon in Collin County, along a portion of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District right-of-way.

The TTC is proposing to build a limited access four lane divided toll road in and along the right-of-way, leaving room for the rail corporation’s  rail restoration plan in the future, in order to help relieve congestion along Interstate 30 between Rockwall County and Dallas County.

According to an executive summary of the project, the design and construction of the project is expected to take less than three years (36 months) to complete.