State Highway 130 between Austin and San Antonio will now offer the fastest 40 miles of the nation with an 85 mph speed limit.
Commuters and city planners cite congestion on the nearby Interstate 35 as the reason for this highway expansion project. The question, of course, is what impact, if any, this will have on highway safety and potential personal injury claims.
State Highway 130 will also cost drivers just above $6 one way for a few miles of speed racing. Common throughout Texas, this toll will generate a bit of revenue for the local government.