Over the past 25 years, as the Texas population has grown and the need for new traffic corridors has increased, toll roads have been built in various areas of the state to make travel more efficient. Building toll roads provides new transportation options without straining existing transportation funding sources.
No existing road will be converted into a toll road unless approved by local voters and there will always be a non-tolled alternative near by. An existing road may add new, tolled lanes, but the existing roadway will not change without voter approval.
Managed lanes have also been used to relieve traffic congestion in major metropolitan areas. Managed lanes provide users an alternative to heavy-use roads, while decreasing traffic on major routes.
Toll Roads in Texas