"Construction of overpasses on the most congested portions of Highway 281 makes more sense than building toll roads."
SAN ANTONIO -- Lyle Larson, Precinct 3 Bexar County commissioner, said Monday night that he has a new plan to put the brakes on the tolling of U.S. Highway 281.
Larson sent a letter to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson asking her to assist him at the federal level by working on utilizing a portion of Texas federal highway funds for the construction of overpasses.
Larson believes the construction of overpasses on the most congested portions of Highway 281 makes more sense than building toll roads.
"I'd like to see seven overpasses built north of 1604," Larson said.
Hutchinson has spoken out against toll roads built on existing highways ever since the Texas Department of Transportation received the green light to build tolls along Highway 281.
TXDOT plans to build the tolls on Highway 281 just north of Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Road.
Larson said in light of the Senate approving a one-year moratorium on the ability to toll existing interstate highways, Hutchinson should consider Highway 281 an interstate that should not be tolled.
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