Battle over Texas 45 SW Enters Crucial (Final?) Phase

Austin American Statesman reports, “The next six weeks will be crucial in the long-running fight over whether to build Texas 45 Southwest. CTRMA is expected to select a contractor for the $80 million project on July 27. On August 12, a federal judge will hear arguments on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by activists who claim that CTRMA and TxDOT erred in conducting an environmental review for the project.” If the suit is dismissed, CTRMA plans to start clearing trees from the right of way in October.