El Paso Area a Step Closer to Seeing First Toll Road

El Paso Area a Step Closer to Seeing First Toll Road

POSTED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 8:46pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:58pm

El Paso is one step closer to seeing its first toll road. On Monday, county commissioners awarded a $2.9 million bid to Medlock Commerical Contractors to build a toll plaza along the Texas/ Mexico border.
The three toll stations will be located about halfway between Fabens and Tornillo.
Toll rates have not yet been set.
County Judge Veronica Escobar says "The county doesn't have a whole lot of sources of revenue. we have property taxes. we have sales taxes and we have a few fees. the state legislature really limits the fees we are able to collect so tolls collected at the port of entry should be a good source of revenue for us in the future. it's not going to happen right away."
Escobar also expects property values in that area will rise because of the toll road.
Construction on the plaza will begin some time within the next month.

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translated escobar is saying "well the county is getting our fair share of your tax money but we want MORE to blow on useless crap...." ...need to stand up to these morons folks...its Government Gone Wild !

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