AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Abbott voiced his concerns over toll roads during Friday's press conference with HUD.
When asked a question about TxDOT, Gov. Abbott weighed in on toll roads and said he doesn't want to see any more of them.
TxDOT recently announced plans to potentially add two managed toll lanes in each direction to I-35 as part of the Capital Express proposal. Gov. Abbott said while TxDOT is doing a good job at building more roads and trying to get a handle on congestion, more tolls are not the answer.
When Spectrum News last spoke to TxDOT about the proposal, an official said if you added four normal lanes to I-35 instead, they would end up getting just as backed up as the others.
Meetings for public input will take place in the spring.