BREAKING: Dallas City Council kills zombie toll road

Posted on 09 Aug 2017 at 10:37am

Council vote on zombie toll road (Photo courtesy Councilman Omar Narvaez)

The Dallas City Council voted 13-2 to kill the “zombie toll road” that’s been threatened to be built in the Trinity River bottoms for the past decade.

Only Council members Rickey Callahan and Casey Thomas voted for the boondoggle.

Council members Adam Medrano, Philip Kingston and Scott Griggs have been steadily fighting paving the river as long as they’ve been on the council. But even the road’s biggest proponent, Mayor Mike Rawlings, threw in the towel and voted to move forward with turning the area between the levees into one of the largest urban parks in the country and not try to divert car traffic through a corridor that regularly floods.

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