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Senator Royce West hosts Eggs & Issues on Transportation

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Discussion of Trinity Parkway and Southern Gateway Projects

Senator Royce West

Southern Dallas County transportation projects will be the focus of the next Eggs & Issues Town Hall Meeting hosted by District 23 State Senator Royce West. The community informational meeting will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the University of North Texas at Dallas in Room 138 of Building Two located at 7300 University Hills Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75241. Free breakfast will be available while it lasts.

Senator West is inviting the community to join him for breakfast and an overview by agency officials on two proposed projects in District 23; the Trinity Parkway, a planned toll road that is part of the Trinity Corridor Project and the Southern Gateway Project that will add capacity and redesign sections of I-35E and U.S. Highway 67.

“For the past several months there has been discussion back and forth on the merits of local transportation projects, namely the Trinity Parkway and the Southern Gateway projects. I invite the public to share its opinions, be they in support or opposition to these particular projects,” said Senator Royce West. “It is one thing to object to a proposed project, but there is no denying that congestion is a daily fact of life for those who travel on I-30/the Mixmaster and on either I-35E/R. L. Thornton Freeway or U.S. Highway 67, particularly during morning and evening peak traffic periods.”

Senator West adds that the planning and study phases for these highway projects are part of the public record dating back at least 10 to 15 years. Since that time, problems with congestion have worsened drastically according to regional transportation officials.

Complimentary breakfast will be served while it lasts. Free parking is available in spaces not attached to a meter. If you would like to attend the Eggs & Issues breakfast, please RSVP by March 16, 2015 to Tamara Hobbs at tamara.hobbs@senate.state.tx.us or call 214-467-0123.

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