LBJ Express FAQs - Comprehensive Development Agreement

A Comprehensive Development Agreement (CDA) is a legal agreement between a government agency such as TxDOT and a private developer to build much-needed infrastructure with limited tax dollars. Private investors help pay for the needed roadway improvements in return for long-term agreements to collect tolls or receive payments, and the state retains ownership of the land and improvements.

Other CDA projects in North Texas involve public/private partnerships to accelerate construction through the use of private financing. These projects include the $2.1 billion North Tarrant Express and the $1.02 billion DFW Connector in Tarrant County. Each of these projects utilize tolled managed lanes—called TEXpress Lanes—in addition to the non-tolled general highway lanes.