October 25th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Fastest highway in America is open for business: Texas opens highway with 85 mph speed limit

The fastest highway in America is now open. On Wednesday, workers in Texas removed barricades from a new toll road, officially linking it to State Highway 130.

The new stretch of road completes the reach from Austin to San Antonio and has a legal speed limit of 85 miles per hour.  It is the highest posted speed limit on any highway in the country.

The private company that built the road at its own expense will operate and maintain it over the next 50 years in exchange for most of the toll money.

Which brings us to tonight's number: $6.17.

That's how much it will cost drivers to take the road.

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