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Old 07-24-2011, 08:48 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by NitroHonda View Post
Bullshit. I want to move back to an even more populous area. My problem with Austin's crowds is that they did not factor in this population explosion into their roadway plans. There's a giddy spot on 183 where there are four onramps into a two lane major highway. Friggin' drunk engineering morons. Simply put... Austin grew too fast.
No, a lot of greedy TX politicians made a deal with the Spanish owned toll rtoad that no improvements are to be made to existing highways near the toll road ever unless it pays a huge ammount of money to the Spanish company as compensation for taking business away from them.

SO not only do the tax payers have to pay for the building of any new lanes and improvements, we also have to pay a huge amount of money to the toll road as compensation for a no-compete clause in the contract that TX-DOT has with the toll road.

Something tells me that a few politicians became very wealthy from kickbacks after this deal.

The compensation amount owing from TxDOT to Developer on account of the competing facility shall be equal to the loss of toll revenues, if any, attributable to the competing facility, (

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