Locals Nix TxDOT’s Golden-Cheeked Warbler Offer, and TX 45 Southwest Toll Project Remains Stalled

Austin American-Statesman reports, “A Texas Department of Transportation attempt to loosen the environmental knot stalling construction of the Texas 45 Southwest toll road was recently rejected by local officials.” At issue is a golden-cheeked warbler habitat. (Yes, link added, and, no, this is not the red warbler. Just sayin’.) The report adds, “The decision last week to spurn TxDOT’s offer doesn’t settle the fate of the proposed 3.6-mile tollway, which will likely be decided by a judge looking at other issues. But it does complicate matters for the agencies seeking to build the four-lane tollway at the south end of MoPac Boulevard.”