Extension of 130 Opens in Fall
This fall, a private toll road on state land opens. It is a stretch of State Highway 130, and it will have speed limits of up to 85 miles per hour. Wells Dunbar with KUT News spoke with Ben Wear of the Austin American-Statesman to talk about the cost, logistics and impact of the road.
The SH 130 toll currently starts off in Georgetown and ends southeast of the airport.
Right, it’s going to be a 41-mile-long extension of the 49 miles that are already there. And it’ll go from the little community of mustang ridge all the way down to I-10 at Seguin. So before it’s all over you’ll have sort of a 90-mile bypass of I-35 from north of Georgetown to near San Antonio. Adding this 41 miles means that just in the last decade in the Austin area and extended down to near San Antonio you’re going to have 120 miles of new expressway in the Central Texas area. That’s like two brand new I-35s from Georgetown down to San Marcos. It’s a pretty remarkable expansion of the system.