121 Tollway north of Dallas TX to become Sam Rayburn Tollway

Started by mightyace, June 01, 2009, 05:40:48 PM

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This toll road is to be named after a former speaker of the house.

See http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/4183 for details.
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I'm out of this F***KING PLACE!


Way before the news noticed this, it was already signed. I take it on the way to work if the other freeway is backed up and was pleasantly surprised to see the new signs posted!

The less arch-conservative counties (Dallas, Tarrant) represented on the board outvoted the conservative suburban counties to name this after him and pissed off the suburbanites quite a bit - because Rayburn was a Democrat. Democrats of the 1950s were nothing like the ones today but evidently that doesnt matter.
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