Transportation Updates: Toll roads

With a number of toll roads slated for completion in 2012, this year will represent the most miles added to the system since its debut in the region in 2007. For more information on each of these projects, see the full story on the following page.

1. Manor Expressway

  • Timeline: Phase 1 open summer 2012
  • Cost: Phase 1 is $73.4 million; total cost is $426 million

2. Toll 183A

  • Timeline: Extension open spring 2012
  • Cost: $105 million

3. Toll 130

  • Timeline: Segments 5, 6 open fall 2012
  • Cost: $1.35 billion

4. MoPac Improvement Project

  • Timeline: Environmental review complete in late summer/early fall 2012
  • Cost: Not yet known

5. SH 45 SW

  • Timeline: Not yet known
  • Cost: Not yet known

6. The Y at Oak Hill

  • Timeline: Not yet known
  • Cost: Not yet known


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