WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV)- The future of toll road 49 is in the hands of the Smith County Commissioners Court.
Officials listened to concerns and comments Thursday night about using Smith County property tax revenues to pay for the next phase of the toll road.
A 26 mile portion of Toll 49 is already finished but a six mile section called the Lindale relief route is still waiting to be built.
Smith County officials say the problem is the state doesn't have any money set aside to build the next phase.
The Commissioners Court is considering using a transportation reinvestment zone or TRZ to get the project started.
They say only new tax revenue from properties along Toll Road 49 would be put in the TRZ and only half the tax value on future growth in the county will go to funding Toll Road 49.