Coverage of the development and dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus.

Bush Library Traffic Should Be No Problem: Study

Monday, Apr 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:48 AM CDT
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Bush Library Traffic Should Be No Problem: Study

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This Texas power couple is still making history.

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George W. Bush's presidential library is not scheduled to open until 2013 but potential traffic kinks are already being studied.

A study commissioned by the Bush Foundation concluded that the existing transportation system can adequately accommodate the library at Southern Methodist University.

The Dallas Morning News reports University Park officials are not so sure and newly hired traffic consultant Jody Short will meet with city staff this week.

The consultant will analyze the Bush Foundation's recently submitted zoning application.

University Park public works director Bud Smallwood said city officials hope to offer the consultant's results in time for a Nov. 10 public hearing.

The 225,000-square-foot presidential center, honoring the nation's 43d president, will be on the east edge of SMU. The Bush Foundation study assumed the library will draw 250,000 visitors annually.


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Complete coverage of the development and dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University. All living American presidents are expected to attend the event. Click here for more.

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