Letter to Community Leaders

January 7th, 2007

Bruce Melton, P.E., who has acted as the pro bono engineering consultant for Fix290, last week mailed this important letter to a list of leaders in the Oak Hill community. It details how TxDOT’s elevated highway plan has caused caused normous delays in the Highway 290 West project because of its failure to meet environmental standards required by law. Fix290’s less expensive and more efficient and fiscally responsible proposal would solve that problem while meeting traffic capacity as well as or better than TxDOT.

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