Highest MPH in U.S. hits Austin areaHighest MPH in U.S. hits Austin areahttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=92422012-10-22T15:27:00Z2012-10-22T08:30:00Z

AUSTIN - The Texas State Highway 130 (SH 130) will now stretch from Austin to Seguin after the 40-mile expansion of the toll road opens for traffic beginning October 24. The toll road, also known as Pickle Parkway, will allow drivers the speed limit of 85 mph — the fastest speed limit in the nation.

The existing toll road was initially built as an alternative to I-35 to alleviate more traffic congestion through Central Texas.

Construction for additions to the highway began three years ago. According to the transportation department’s website, the expansion project cost $1.35 billion and has been funded by private sector investments.

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