Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Worsening Austin Traffic Prompts Talk of Toll Road Swap
2. Category: Transportation
3. Level: State/local
4. This concerns everyone who depends on 1-35 to drive through Austin.
5. This article concerns drivers in Austin and anyone who goes there because the traffic is too congested. The Texas Department of Transportation is trying to find ways to keep the congestion at a minimum.
6. I think the traffic congestion really needs to be addressed because the population is growing and there needs to be a more efficient way for everything to flow. The article talked about switching I-35 with SH 130, making the highway a toll road and the toll road free. I think that is something that should really be considered because it would dodge the need for construction. Everyone always gets frustrated with construction and if it can be avoided then I am all for it. It could also save money if drastic construction isn’t needed, like redesigning or adding roads. The problem that could hold back the switch of those roads is if it will be legal or not. If it turns out not to work then another creative alternative can be worked on.
Posted by Bianca at 9:46 PM