Texas traffic lower than expected on nation’s fastest road
It was big news when it first opened.
The nation’s fastest roadway allowing drivers to travel at historic maximum speeds of 85 miles per hour opened in Texas in October. However, months later, developers are disappointed in the driver turnout so far. In fact, less than half the number of expected drivers have traveled the road.
The Texas 130 toll road, which runs between Austin and Seguin, generated $2.6 million in toll revenue during the first six weeks of opening, with approximately 203,000 travelling the new road. However, SH 130 Concession Co. spent $1.4 billion building the toll road and less than half the number of expected drivers could mean financial trouble for the company.
The first death on the 85 mph toll road was reported in November. There have also been reports of vehicles colliding with wild animals such as deer and hogs.
Utah has the second fastest road in the nation with 80 miles per hour speed limit.
Faster speeds could mean more accidents and injury risks to drivers and their loved ones. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, Dallas car accident attorney Sean Chalaki can help. Contact him at 972-793-8500.