The 3G Impact on Gaston Ave Traffic

NBC DFW Channel 5 interviewed our own Sarah Lamb on this mornings news segment about the 3G intersection planned changes. 

Here is what TxDOT had to say:

According to the news report TxDOT stated, “both Options 1 and 2 have the same traffic volumes. While there are concerns about the impact to Gaston Avenue with this project, Gaston is part of the City of Dallas' roadway system. TxDOT's job is to address safety and mobility concerns at this intersection. Additional concerns about other impacts along Gaston can be addressed by the City of Dallas."

Learn more on NBC DFW Channel 5 News.

Can TxDOT be Trusted?

Today the East Dallas Advocate wrote an article about TxDOT's view in regards to the 3G Intersection options.

According to the article a TxDOT official stated that, “Option 2 doesn’t push more traffic onto Gaston, because Gaston is not being widened,”

The same official followed up with this statement, “It only helps with reducing intersection delay. Since this project is not adding capacity, a significant change in the traffic pattern is not expected. The traffic analysis performed assumes that both options have the same traffic volumes.”

This statement contradicts their own document which can be found at keepitmovingdallas.com

Option 2: Revers T

District 14 Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston tweeted his response to the article.

We should encourage the facts in this discussion.