More toll roads are coming, have your voice heard at public meetings

DFW Connector

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Some motorists say they're confused by the constantly-changing signs along the DFW Connector route.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 10 at 3:53 PM

DALLAS – A series of public hearings to discuss regional transportation changes on the horizon will begin on Tuesday.

Organized by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the three hearings will update residents on the DFW Connector Project, LBJ Express and the North Tarrant Express. 

Spokeswoman Amanda Wilson says the first managed ––jargon for tolled –– lanes of the project will open in “about a year.” You’ll have to pay to play, but drivers who cruise in the HOV portions of the highway will be given a rebate. Also, if the speed dips below a certain amount, drivers would also qualify for a rebate.

How will the rebate system work? Well, that’s one of the things officials will discuss with the public at these meetings. Another thing? Some of these toll lanes will morph out of lanes currently being used as HOV, which may affect many who use them on their way to work.

And one more thing on the proverbial docket: To ride in the HOV lane, you’ll need at least three people in the car rather than two. 

Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road in Richardson
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the NCTCG, 616 Six Flags Drive in Arlington
  • Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Euless Public Library at 201 N. Ector Drive in Euless

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