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Old 04-01-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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The animation shows 281 from 1604 to Borgfeld Dr. which is 7 and a half miles north of 1604. That is where the 281 tolled freeway will end (for now).

The interchange you see will also be tolled.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRF-gqSlFOA

The construction should have began over a year ago and was a day from happening when a sewage link caused by workers setting up resulted in environmental groups seeking a lawsuit to stop construction, TXDOT and the Federal Highway Administration decided a full Environmental Impact Study would be needed before construction could begin. That study was finished a couple of months ago and results showed no harm to the environment. Construction on the 281 toll road should begin next spring.

I am not for or against toll roads, however, anything that relieves that nightmare-ish traffic is a god send. Especially with those mega planned projects at Stone Oak Parkway and 281.

BTW, future plans are to toll 281 all the way to FM 306 which is 23 miles north of 1604 which would be 16 miles added to the 7 plus planned now.

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Old 04-01-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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Some more information from the TexHwyMan website.

http://home.att.net/~texhwyman/us281exp.htm (broken link)

He does a great job with information pertaining to SA and its freeway system.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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This is exactly what this area needs, not just now but especially 5-10 years down the road. Privitization or not, I'd be willing to pay tolls if they would just get this done already (and on 1604). Raise the gas tax too if you want, but it makes more sense for people actually driving on the roads to pay for them, rather than the hundreds of thousands who might not go to 1604/281 that often.

Those flyover ramps are awesome
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:31 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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They need to being ASAP.
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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Those flyover ramps are awesome
Yes. However, there better not be any yield signs so traffic will flow smoothly.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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anyone know when the 281/1604 interchange-portion of the project is supposed to begin?
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Balikbayan
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This looks great and everything, but how are they supposed to fit a 16 lane freeway on 281? There are currently 4 lanes with not much room for more.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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It's actually 18 lanes at the widest point, if I counted correctly.

According to the news last night, as this project awaits final federal approval, it appears to be in danger of getting postponed yet again by the Texas legislature.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The last thing I want SA to be like is Houston --- I vote no for tolls.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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The last thing I want SA to be like is Houston --- I vote no for tolls.
having a toll here will not make SA like Houston... roads are roads... road doesn't make or define a city... roads are needed for transportation... and SA needs new roads... to build it faster it needs toll road NOW!!!
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