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Texas Transportation Department Sued Over I-35 Highway Expansion

June 27, 2022, 8:52 PM

Texas officials violated federal law by segmenting the Interstate 35 expansion project to avoid completing an extensive environmental review, conservation and community advocacy groups told a federal court in Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s failure to take a hard look at the project violated the National Environmental Policy Act, according to the complaint filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The department also violated the Administrative Procedure Act, plaintiffs Rethink35, the Texas Public Interest Research Group, and Environment Texas told the court Sunday.

The groups say TxDOT improperly divided the $4.9 billion project near ...