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January 20, 2013

Vote expected on proposed toll road

GREENVILLE — After tabling the vote for a private toll road during the previous meeting, the Hunt County Commissioners Court is expected to vote on a proposed toll road during the Jan. 22 meeting of the court.

The proposed road would run from Greenville to Lavon in Collin County along a portion of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) right-of-way.

The Texas Turnpike Corporation (TTC) is the company behing the toll road proposal. The proposal being voted on is for a limited access four lane divided toll road in and along the right-of-way, which would leave room for future restoration plans of the rail. Part of the proposal states that it will relieve congestion along Interstate 30 between Rockwall and Dallas County.

John Crew, of the TTC, said during the public workshop held on Jan. 8, that the proposed toll road is still in the planning stages.

“This is by far a concept, something we’ve been talking about for a while,” he said. “Before anything can move forward with the economic value then you have to talk to people.”

Opinions differed from people who would be affected by the proposed toll road.

Some homeowners were for the road, but others had some questions as to how a private company could use imminent domain laws to secure land for the road.

Chris Kurinec, a homeowner who lives along the proposed toll road, said the proposed road will negatively affect him.

“This means massive relocation to us,” he said. “This is going to split peoples farms to allow for a private company to make a private toll road.”

The road was supported by the City of Greenville during its Dec. 11 meeting. According to an executive summary of the project, if the county court approves the proposal, the design and construction of the project would take 36 months to complete.

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