Environmentalists Move to Block Start of CTRMA’s SH 45SW Project

Austin American-Statesman covers an October 12 federal court hearing where a coalition of environmental advocates argued for a preliminary injunction to block the start of CTRMA’s SH 45 Southwest project. The group wants the court to prohibit any work pending a trial on its challenge to the project’s environmental approval. CTRMA reportedly told the court that its contractor is scheduled to begin removing trees and stumps from the project area no later than November 8, and an injunction would postpone the project start until 2017. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling on the injunction request is expected within days, the newspaper reports.