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Drivers To Expect More Delays On Central Expressway

By Matt Thomas, 1080 KRLD
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DALLAS (KRLD) – All the shrubs are gone along Central Expressway in Dallas. So now what? A compromise between the city of Dallas and TxDot about the plants along Central Expressway will mean more backups this Spring.

Removal of the old landscaping from the high five at I-635 to downtown Dallas on Highway 75 backed up traffic for days. TxDot ripped out the shrubs because a while back the city of Dallas said it couldn’t justify paying to maintain those particular plants.

Now, TxDot’s Cynthia White says they plan to re-plant so the city will again pay to keep up with what grows between the north and southbound lanes of 75 beginning in October.


Cynthia White of TxDot on 1080 KRLD

In the coming weeks and months, the new plants will go in, and that will likely mean backups. 1080 KRLD is the only station doing traffic every 10 minutes on the 8s, so keep it here for the latest on the upcoming work.

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