The Gaston-Garland-Grand public meeting now has a date and time

Gaston-Garland-Grand haunts both neighbors and officials, as both sides work together to find a plan that improves safety, traffic flow, and appearance. The intersection sees 39,000 cars a day and is one of the most dangerous in Dallas, according to the Dallas Police Department.

The rescheduled community meeting will take place on Jan. 18 in Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum from 6-8 p.m. Representatives from TxDOT and project consultants will answer questions about the project, but there will not be a formal presentation. TxDOT hopes to receive public comments about the map, design and construction schedules.

For months, public meetings and presentations to neighbors and stakeholders resulted in several options, ranging from a traffic circle to the more traditional “Reverse-T” formation, which is currently the preferred plan, though nothing is finalized. Pedestrian and bicycle improvements are part of the new plan as well.

Officials rescheduled a public meeting slated for October after neighbors responded with unexpected numbers. TxDOT thought that Mount Auburn Elementary might not be large enough for the community members who wanted to attend.

Because the area includes city and state-owned roads, and state representatives Victoria Neave, Eric Johnson and City Councilmen Mark Clayton, Philip Kingston and Adam Medrano’s districts all intersect at G-G-G, decision making is complicated.

The meeting will be an open house format where neighbors can view the proposed project and give public comments. The project location map, schematic design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the project will be also be available for review from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the TXDOT offices, at 4777 East Highway 80 in Mesquite.

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