A toll road built with bond money is now up and running in
Texas State Route 183A, a tolled alternative to Route 183
north of Austin, opened on Saturday, March 3. Tolls for running the entire
11.6-mile stretch of road cost $1.50 for cars with an additional $1.50 per axle
for trucks. People who buy electronic TxTags will pay slightly less.
An independent government agency created in 2003 - the
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority - issued $233 million in revenue
bonds to get the road built. The mobility authority works with regional
governments in Travis and Williamson counties on long-term transportation
Route 183A was designed as an alternative to state Route 183
from state Route 620 to the city limits of Leander, TX.
Drivers who purchase TxTags have their tolls automatically
debited from an account when using Route 183A or a handful of other toll roads
built by regional toll authorities.