Finally non-toll fix to 281 & 1604 approved by MPO

Funding proposal approved; no tolls — for now

By Vianna Davila

Updated 12:11 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Toll road foes cheered on an ecstatic Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson on Monday, as he lauded a funding proposal to expand parts of U.S. 281 and Loop 1604 without tolls.

“If you are persistent, you can get it done,” said Terri Hall, founder of the toll road opposition group Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, and an activist known to have Adkisson's ear. He invited Hall to speak at a press conference on the issue following remarks by several elected officials, including County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, who came up with the proposal to fund 16 miles of expressways.

As approved by the San Antonio Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization later Monday, Loop 1604 from Bandera Road to U.S. 90, and U.S. 281 from Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway would be expanded without tolls.

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