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Author Topic: 121 Tollway north of Dallas TX to become Sam Rayburn Tollway  (Read 2680 times)

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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.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 06:21:36 PM by mightyace »
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Re: 121 Tollway north of Dallas TX to become Sam Rayburn Tollway
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 01:31:05 PM »

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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