Trinity Parkway toll road on ballot Tuesday in Dallas

| 11/5/2007

Voters in the Dallas area will decide the fate of a proposed toll road through a city park along the Trinity River.

A group of protestors earned enough signatures during the summer to get the question on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Voters will be asked “yes” or “no” on whether they want the Trinity Parkway toll road removed from the corridor proposal.

Dating back to 1995, city planners launched a $1 billion environmental restoration project for the Trinity River Corridor that included a low-speed boulevard meandering through it.

With projected costs increasing every year, and downtown Dallas traffic continuing to grow, community planners and elected city officials proposed to upgrade the Trinity Parkway to become a toll road with a speed limit of 55 mph.

The election is open for registered voters in Dallas.