Trinity River project may face shortfall; puts other work at risk

04/3/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Rules attached to funds from the 2007 Water Resources Development Act say the money is for improvements, not general maintenance. This creates a problem for the Trinity River Project in Texas, which was to include new bridges over existing levees and a toll road. The Army Corps of Engineers has questioned whether existing levees can protect Dallas and note that building concrete walls to deal with seepage into levees could be considered general maintenance, and not eligible for some of the $459 million available from the WRDA.

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