This poor woman in the video who addresses the court is from Josephine. She is having her property rights infringed upon by this tollroad and will probably even have her property taken away from her through eminent domain. This tollroad which is planned to go through Wylie is proposed by a private entity which was given authority to lease the land without any real investigation. Sadly, these shysters involved in the tollroad do have condemnation authority:
If you fast forward to 1 hour 11 minutes, you will see this property owner speak and the discussion among the Collin County Commissioners Court that takes place afterwards. I wonder how many untold property owners will be affected by this proposed tollroad?
This is a disgusting usurpation of power. No public input was obtained, no traffic study has been done. We will ultimately have semi's roaring through Wylie day and night on this road because there is not enough population in the area to use it. Any business next to the existing railroad along 78 will be in jeopardy of having their property taken away from them. If you live or work anywhere near 78, you had better be afraid, very afraid.
There will not be enough traffic on this road, based upon the population it will go through to make it a worthwhile venture, yet someone may be willing to fund it unless it starts to receive some bad press and bristling by the communities it will adversely affect.
Since there is no funding in place for this project currently, there is still time for the City Wylie as well as citizens to begin fighting this through State Representative Jodie Laubenberg while our legislature is in session.
Please contact Representative Jodie Laubenberg at:
Rep. Laubenberg, Jodie
Capitol Address:Room 1N.7, Capitol
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-5896 Fax
District Address:206 N. Murphy Road
Murphy, Texas 75094