After One-Day Trial, Suit Seeking to Block TxDOT and CTRMA Projects Is in Judge’s Hands

Austin American-Statesman reports that the trial of a lawsuit aimed at stopping three Austin highway projects began and ended yesterday. The newspaper notes, “Critics have long argued the 3.6 mile-long [SH 45 SW] toll road, the subject of fierce debate in Austin for three decades, would harm the environment. Supporters and transportation planners have countered the fears are overblown and argued the additional infrastructure is badly needed.” The trial judge did not rule immediately and did not set a date for announcing his decision.