Texas Toll Road May Have 85 MPH Speed Limit
We contemplate a move to the Lone Star State.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: June 11th, 2012
Highway 130 is currently being tested to see if it can handle the speed.
exas and Utah already have roads with 80-mile-per-hour speed limits, but now the Lone Star State might claim the title for having the nation's highest speed limit on a new toll road being built between San Antonio and Austin, with a limit of 85 mph.
Highway 130 is currently being tested to see if it can handle the speed. Only roads built to the highest standards are eligible for speed limits that high.
The road will run parallel to Interstate 35, so it's possible that a higher speed limit and lower traffic volumes might appeal to motorists, even if they have to pay to use the road. Parts of the road are already built with an 80-mph speed limit.
It will be interesting to see if the road passes the tests needed to certify the 85-mph speed limit—and to see if Texas motorists can handle the increased velocity without increased carnage.