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House defeats bill that would’ve allowed the expansion of toll road projects

Published on May 5, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Several planned toll road projects across the state may see their demise following a vote Friday that would’ve authorized the construction, renovation or widening of nearly 20 highways. The Texas House shot down House Bill 2861 in a 79-52 vote Friday, a measure that would’ve allowed the Texas Department of Transportation to use tolls to at least partially fund several highway projects. The vote, which drew heated floor debate between lawmakers across party lines, casts doubt on the fate of several highway projects in Texas. “All of those roads will be challenged,” Texas transportation commissioner Victor Vandergriff said. “We will […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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