Dallas Newspaper Cheers Park Project’s Separation from That Pesky Toll Road

Dallas Morning News editorial board writes, “At long last, the Trinity River park – the grand vision both loved and loathed ever since Dallas voted for it in a 1998 bond election — has been given its due. It is no longer under the shadow of the controversial plan to build a high-speed toll road near the river. On [October 31], Mayor Mike Rawlings announced a $50 million private donation that will enable completion of a preliminary design unveiled earlier this year for the 285-acre parkland. Rawlings predicted that the donation, and others expected to follow, will enable construction of the initial phase of the park to begin next year,” while the tollway proposal continues to undergo study by TxDOT.