As San Antonio continues to expand, our roads continue to get congested.
Projects along Loop 410, Interstate 10 and Highway 281 have eased commutes for many, but Loop 1604 continues to be stuck in gridlock.
Toll roads may not be a popular option, but the reality is it's an option we'll have to consider.
New lanes need to be added along 1604 between Interstate 35 and Highway 90, and an environmental impact study is underway.
We can't count on the state to make the funds available, so we need to investigate our own ways to get it done.
The 1604 expansion will cost $1 billion. The state will provide $200 million and we would need to fund the rest.
Drivers would have a choice to either use the new tolled lanes or not.
But, since San Antonio is the only major metropolitan area in the country without toll roads, the time has come to consider this a more realistic option.
Let us know what you think.