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Old 06-29-10, 08:15 PM   #1
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Dallas - White Rock Lake - TXDOT to close Lawther

for 2 years... (?!?!?!?)

I haven't verified this... saw it on another board...

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TXDoT closing Lawther @ NW Highway for 2 years

Middle of July the boneheads are closing Lawther at NW Highway till the summer of 2012. This will kill access to White Rock Lake from the north unless one goes over Flag Pole Hill then across NW Highway at Buckner. TXDoT is completely unresponsive thus far. Originally they were supposed to leave access to the bike path crossing at Lawther but changed the plans at the last minute catching everyone off guard.

If you live in the Dallas area and use the lake, please contact Angela Hunt, Sheffie Kadane or Tom Leppert and let your voice be heard. TXDoT is blind to the fact that people, hundreds a day and thousands on the weekend use that crossing as part of the 17 mile trail.
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...then across NW Highway at Buckner.
Let's protest by walking our bikes as slowly as possible across this intersection*.

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*You'll probably need to have lived in Dallas for a while to get this.
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Why would TXDOT be closing it? Isn't that all city streets?
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Let's protest by walking our bikes as slowly as possible across this intersection*.

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*You'll probably need to have lived in Dallas for a while to get this.
I miss the Price protest.

I did see a sign this morning saying the road was going to be closed on July 13th.
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Saw a story on Channel 8 about it tonight! Wow, this sucks! The bike path will be a real chore to ride now.

I saw a thread about it over on TXBRA and DORBA too.
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http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dalla...-97538189.html

Dallas cyclists bemoan White Rock trail detour
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Update: thanks to BikeDFW and everyone who raised a ruckus!

UPDATE: (July 7, 2010)
Bob Murdoch of the BikeDFW Government Relations Committee attended a meeting yesterday (July 6th) organized by TxDOT to discuss options for maintaining the usability of the White Rock Creek Trail during the 18 month-long construction of the new elevated roadway on Northwest Highway. Also in attendance were representatives of TxDOT, the city of Dallas, and the C.C. Young Retirement Community (located on West Lawther just south of Northwest Highway). Bob was also representing the owner of Dallas Bike Works (located at the southwest corner of West Lawther and Northwest Highway) who was unable to attend.
TxDOT listened to the needs and ideas of the three user groups; cyclists and pedestrians from BikeDFW, DART riders working at C.C. Young (who must cross NW Highway on foot), and Dallas Bike Works (to maintain access to cyclists riding the trail). Based on their needs and recommendations, TxDOT decided to maintain a crossing for pedestrians and cyclists at West Lawther, rather than moving it to the NW Highway/Buckner intersection.
TxDOT will be working with the engineering firm handling the NW Highway project to come up with a solution to safely move pedestrians and bicycles across (or under) the traffic and construction at West Lawther. There may be short, temporary closures due to the construction, but there will not be long, continuous closures of the trail.
While we don't know what the final outcome will be, we applaud the decision to keep the trail crossing at West Lawther open. BikeDFW would like to thank TxDOT and City of Dallas officials for their willingness to listen and respond to the needs of West Lawther and White Rock Creek Trail users... and all of you who contacted your City Council Members and State Representatives to make this happen.
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