SMITH COUNTY – Toll collection began Monday at 12:01am on the newly opened segment of Toll 49, which connects State Highway 155 in Noonday with State Highway 31 west of Tyler. The segment, officially known as Segment 3A, opened to traffic on November 9.
The toll for the six-mile segment is 60 cents with a TxTAG, and 80 cents for customers without a TxTAG. The TxTAG rate for driving Toll 49 from SH 31 to State Highway 110 in Whitehouse is $1.55, and $2.05 without a TxTAG.
Customer service representatives from TxTAG, the toll tag that can be used on any toll road in Texas, will be on duty to open new accounts or service existing accounts between 8:00am and 6:00pm Tuesday-Thursday this week only in the rear parking lot at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, just across from the Rose Garden Center main entrance. “If you still need a TxTAG, this is your last chance for a while to buy one in person,” said TxDOT spokesman Larry Krantz. “These three days you can walk in with a need and walk out with a TxTAG, put it on your windshield and go.” Texans can purchase TxTAGs anytime by logging on to http://www.txtag.org or by calling TxTAG customer service during regular business hours at 1-888-Go-TxTAG.