SAN ANTONIO: CLASSIC "STOP THE FREEWAY" CASE

The North Expressway, a highway planned from San Antonio to the International Airport north of the city, was accepted by voters in 1961. Part of the proposed route goes through parkland and opposition by environmentalists has resulted in a legal tangle that is still not resolved. Work was begun and then stopped by court order, leaving rusting structures standing unfinished in the area. The Texas Highway Department wants to build the road with its own funds, thus sidestepping federal jurisdiction over the route. An amendment to the Federal Highway Act of 1973 will exempt them, if it passes. The THD shows statistics that support the need for the highway and indicate wasted tax dollars. The conservationists claim alternate routes were never seriously considered. /CE-ASCE/

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  • Accession Number: 00260861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM