Tolls on I-35W

toll tag Tolls on I 35WMounting congestion and dwindling highway funds may bring tolls to Fort Worth’s I-35W.  The city council is looking at a plan that would rely on a private company to handle the bulk of the financing and widening 35W, then be allowed to collect tolls for 50 years. Marabel Chavez with TXDOT says the state has little money for the project  and Washington is financially strapped as well.  The plan is to add two toll lanes to the freeway.  Councilman Jungus Jordan says it’s not going to make the entire highway a tollway, but leave several free lanes.  The project won’t be completed before 2017.

  • LL

    What country is the company from that will be doing the project and COLLECTING the money-bet not American!!

  • digger

    So, what are our tax dollars going for . . . obviously not public services?

  • Sgt.Dread

    This is just one one of the most LUDICROUS ideas floated around here in a long time. Do without. I travel to FW on occasion and don’t find that it’s that terrible with comparable Dallas freeways.If you think that it would all go away in 50 years you haven’t met any politicians.Just say no !

  • Ashley J

    No more toll roads… isn’t that why we pay taxes?

  • Eve

    Just another way for lawmakers to take our money for roads that have already been paid far for years ago. Another foreign company collecting tolls for their cause. If we are asked to vote please vote NO. Most of the time they do not ask the citizens.

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