City approves $7 million for Interstate 35 deck park

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The Oak Cliff deck park over Interstate 35 moved closer to reality this morning when Dallas City Council approved spending $7 million on the planned deck, which would connect the Dallas Zoo to Zang Boulevard.

The deck was added to the Southern Gateway Project, which will completely reconstruct Interstate 35 from Colorado to Interstate 20. Work on that $656-million project is expected to begin this month.

The Regional Transportation Council put up $40 million for the deck, planned to be built between Ewing and Lancaster, contingent upon Dallas matching 20 percent.

The $7 million was included in the city’s 2017 bond package.

The Southern Gateway Project, including the I-35 deck, are expected to be complete in January 2022.

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  • Or we could use that money to help the homeless, or our veterans, or feed our kids, or help the elderly, or fix our streets, or improve street lighting, or increase our police and firefighters, or any number of other projects that NEED to be taken care of.
    Why, we could even stop paying rental on storing a statue and put it back where it belongs.
    See there’s all kinds of thing that could be done with that money besides build a park that no one wants to go to a side of town that no one wants to go to.

  • Waste of $$$ . . . why put a nice deck in to connect W Oak Cliff to a ghetto on the East side of I-35??

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