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Tom Landry Highway May Be Renamed



    The stretch of Interstate 30 between Dallas and Fort Worth known as the Tom Landry Highway may soon get a new middle name.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that TX-DOT is considering changing the stretch of highway The Tom Landry Super Bowl Highway, in honor of the big game coming to Arlington in 2011. Michael Morris, the director of transportation for the North Central Texas Council, who announced the plan on Tuesday night, said that he'll present the idea to NFL officials who will be in the area in April.

    Morris said that TX-DOT is "ready to go, but we're going to show [the plans] to the NFL, who are our partners in this." The NFL cannot veto the plan, though that would seem unlikely at any rate.

    The signs, which are adorned with a fedora in honor of the late Coach Landry, will change only moderately if the Department of Transportation signs off on the deal. The new signs would read "IH 30 Tom Landry Super Bowl Hwy," rather than the current display: "IH 30 Tom Landry Highway." The fedora will remain untouched.

    Morris, who also presented a transportation plan to deal with the growing population on Tuesday, said that the presence of the Super Bowl will only expedite initiatives that will benefit the area in the long run.