Relief on the way for LBJ commuters

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by By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER / The Dallas Morning News

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 2:15 PM

Relief on the Way

Cynthia Vega reports

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DALLAS - LBJ Freeway will be rebuilt with additional toll lanes under a $4 billion project awarded today to Cintra, a private, foreign toll road company.

The 13-mile project will replace existing lanes and add new toll lanes under the current highway.

Construction could begin late this year and be finished by 2014.

The job will mean at least five years of disruptions for drivers along Dallas' busiest corridor, with 250,000 vehicles a day.

It also will add 1,500 news jobs, according to Jose Lopez, president of North American operations for Cintra, a Spanish-based toll road company with a fast-growing presence in Texas.

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