REWIND: 1970s Dallas Tollway estimations hit and missed

Can you imagine?! In 1975, the toll road was largely barren of cars and not enough tolls were being collected to pay off the bonds. Go to the 1minute mark on the video to see the retro footage of the tollway back in the 1970s. In 1975, they (gasp!) increased the toll to 25c! They also estimated the tollroad would be paid for and free for travel in…2005. Yea…about that…Want to know how much it will cost you today? Good luck figuring that out, but here you go to try:

The first section of the Dallas North Tollway from downtown Dallas to I-635 (LBJ Freeway) opened to traffic in June 1968. It was extended to Briargrove Lane in 1987 and to the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Plano in 1994. A 1.5-mile extension to Gaylord Parkway in Frisco opened in April 2004, and the extension of the Dallas North Tollway from Gaylord Parkway north to U.S. 380 opened to traffic in September 2007.

In 2011, the NTTA opened the Dallas North Tollway/Sam Rayburn Tollway interchange, fully joining the two major roadways and providing motorists with free flowing access.

Dallas Tollway back in the 1970s was a 25c toll



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