Dallas City Council to be Briefed on Trinity Toll Road Plans

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    Dallas city council members will be briefed Monday on the possibility of a new six-lane toll road over the Trinity River to ease congestion. (Published Monday, April 14, 2014)

    Dallas city council members will be briefed Monday on a proposed six-lane toll road that could ease congestion traveling over the Trinity River.

    The Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee will discuss the proposal Monday afternoon. There are four suggested possibilities to build the toll road over the river.

    Over the last few weeks, more than 1,900 notices were mailed to nearby property owners that their land abuts where the new road could be built.

    Environmental impact, flood concerns, and property acquisition are just some of the things the government has to consider before moving forward with the plan.

    On Thursday, April 24, there will be a public hearing about the new toll road at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The public meeting begins at 5 p.m., with a formal presentation at 7 p.m.

    The Trinity River Project Committee group wants to build a six-lane toll road with a 55 mph speed limit to improve mobility and manage congestion headed into Downtown Dallas.