SAN ANTONIO (CNN/KENS) - Two groups in Texas are calling for a boycott of the nation's fastest highway.
Protesters on Monday held signs and marched next to the new State Highway 130 toll road in San Antonio, which has already seen its first deadly crash just 2 1/2 weeks after its opening.
The 41-mile stretch opened last month with a speed limit of 85 mph.
Protesters said the road poses a danger to the public because of the speed limit and because the state has done little to prevent collisions with feral hogs.
They're also upset that Cintra, a Spain-based toll operator, is responsible for the roadway.
"I think the whole thing is a boondoggle," said Terri Hall, with Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom. "It's a big, fat failure, and the only language that our politicians and Cintra understand is that of money. And so we need to vote with our wallets and our cars and say 'No' to foreign-owned toll roads in Texas. So, we're asking Texans to boycott this road."
The groups protesting are Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom and Texans for Accountable Government. They said they'll be front and center at the start of the state legislative session next year in Austin.
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