Dallas rethinking plans for Riverfront Boulevard

May 18, 2011 7:28:58 AM PDT
A proposal to transform Riverfront Boulevard in Dallas into a gateway to planned lakes and parks along the Trinity River is facing development trouble. City staffers on Tuesday presented five options to the Dallas City Council's Trinity Project committee, including putting the $54 million project on hold unless new development can be attracted.

The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday that the other options are continue with plans for an eight-lane thoroughfare with a cycle track, create six travel lanes with two on-street bike lanes, focus on improving the streetscape with minimal pavement changes or a combination of those options.

Dallas has $40 million in bond money available for road reconstruction.

Chairman Dave Neumann suggested no decision be made until council members get more information. The next update comes in June.