The Weatherford Pass-Through Toll Project includes nine separate highway segments totaling 7.5 miles along Interstate 20 (I-20), State Highway (SH) 171 and Farm to Market (FM) Road 51.
The projects will cost approximately $52 million and Weatherford will contribute about $7-10 million.
Weatherford will be reimbursed by TxDOT for its investment based on the number of cars that "pass-through" on the roadway. Pass-through tolling accelerates projects by allowing the debt to be paid off over time. Because the money is not needed all at once, it frees those funds to be used elsewhere.
All nine segments are estimated for completion by 2014. Weatherford is not only coordinating public involvement but is also designing, building and inspecting the roadway.