Texas Toll 1 North

Texas Toll 1 north
Texas Toll 1 continues from the north end of the MoPac Expressway at Texas Farm to Market Road 734 (Parmer Lane) to Howard Lane. The forthcoming off-ramp represents the last opportunity to merge onto the adjacent Texas Farm to Market Road 1325 (Barnet Road) frontage road before the FM Road pares toward the northeast. Texas Toll 1 replaced part of original Barnet Road. Photo taken 09/28/07.
The Texas Farm to Market Road 1325 off-ramp serves not only Burnet Road northeast of Texas Toll 1, but also Howard Lane and Wells Branch Parkway. Howard Lane travels southeast to Interstate 35 and Dessau and northwest to McNeil. Photo taken 09/28/07.
A two-lane off-ramp departs Texas Toll 1 northbound onto the adjacent Texas Farm to Market Road 1325 (Burnet Road) northbound. Burnet Road intersects Howard Lane near its split with Wells Branch Parkway east. Wells Branch Parkway meanders eastward through the Wells Branch to junction Interstate 35 at Texas Farm to Market Road 1825 in Three Points. Photo taken 09/28/07.
The new TXTag electronic toll collection system represents the primary method of toll payment in the Austin area. Attended toll booths or coin drop baskets are available at most facilities for cash paying customers as well. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Texas Toll 1 ascends over Howard Lane on the one-mile approach to Shoreline Drive and the main line toll plaza. Shoreline Drive constitutes a suburban road leading west from Bratton Lane to Texas Farm to Market Road 1325 (Burton Road). Shoreline Drive was extended west to meet Texas Toll 1 at the Williamson County line. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Texas Toll 1 northbound veers away from Burnet Road into the mainline toll plaza. All TxTag account holders should remain on the mainline lanes while cash-paying customers and all motorists bound for the Shoreline Drive off-ramp should move to the right-hand side of the freeway. Photo taken 09/28/07.
A close look at one of the Texas Toll 1 reassurance shields at the McNeil-Merrilltown Road under crossing. This style of shield is used throughout the state now, including Texas Toll 225 (Camino Colombia Toll Road) and the new Texas Toll 121 north of Dallas. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Toll plazas run by the Central Texas Turnpike System use high-speed lanes for TxTag account holders and conventional toll booths for cash-paying drivers. This configuration allows for no stopping on the turnpike mainline, similar to plazas in Oklahoma, Florida, and newer EZ Pass toll plazas in the Northeast U.S. Photo taken 09/28/07.
All cash paying customers are charged 75 cents at the Texas Toll 1 main line toll plaza. TxTag holders pay reduced tolls here. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Entering the mainline toll plaza, motorists destined for Shoreline Drive leave the toll highway immediately after the barrier. Shoreline Drive ends at Martin Hill Reservoir on the west side of the toll road. Photos taken 09/28/07.
Texas Toll 1 northbound at the Shoreline Drive off-ramp, the toll road enters Williamson County at the forthcoming overpass. Photo taken 09/28/07.
One mile of Texas 1 Toll remains. The toll road ends at a stack interchange with Texas Toll 45, an east-west route between U.S. 183 & Texas Toll 183A and Texas Toll 130. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Texas Toll 45 east provides connections with Texas Farm to Market Road 1325 (La Frontera Boulevard) and Interstate 35. Texas Farm to Market Road 1325 ends at the Texas Toll 45 frontage road system; La Frontera Boulevard continues north from there into Round Rock. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Texas Toll 1 partitions into two two-lane flyover ramps to Texas Toll 45. Texas Toll 45 provides a northern bypass route of Austin from U.S. 183 eastward to Texas Toll 130. The right-hand panel should not include a Texas Toll 1 shield as the highway ends at this interchange. Photo taken 09/28/07.
The final Texas Toll 1 shield resides ahead of the elevated stack interchange with Texas Toll 45. Ramps are elevated due to the Texas Toll 45 over crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad to the west. Photos taken 09/28/07.
End Texas Toll 1 at the ramp split to Texas Toll 45 east and west. Texas Toll 45 meets La Frontera Boulevard and Interstate 35 within two miles. Westward, the next interchange along the toll road is with Ranch to Market Road 620 near the sprawling Brushy Creek subdivisions. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Peering east at the Texas Toll 45 freeway; frontage roads of the toll road travel at grade. Photo taken 09/28/07.
Ramps from and to Texas Toll 45 west of Texas Toll 1 soar above the Union Pacific Railroad and parallel McNeil Road. Photos taken 09/28/07.
Meanwhile on the transition ramp to Texas Toll 45 eastbound, motorists again partition into ramps for La Frontera Boulevard (Texas Farm to Market Road 1325) and the toll road mainline. The FM 1325 ramp takes drivers onto the parallel frontage road. Since there is no direct ramp from Texas Toll 45 east onto Interstate 35 south, travelers must use the respective frontage road systems of each freeway to make the connection. Photos taken 09/29/07.

Page Updated October 28, 2007.

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