DALLAS — How do you feel about Interstate 345? The Texas Department of Transportation is opening a feasibility study to see about what to do with the 1.4-mile stretch of highway.

Located on the east side of downtown Dallas, Interstate 345 carries traffic between Interstate 3, US. Highway 75/Interstate 45 and the Woodall Rogers Freeway. TxDOT says that more than 180,000 vehicles use the roadway every day. 

Critics of the roadway say that removing that stretch of interstate could make way for more development. No schedule or funding has been secured for any type of project that would make any changes to the interstate, but TxDOT is holding interest meetings this month to gauge public interest in what to do. One meeting was already held Monday night. Future dates are as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 3
6 – 8 p.m.
Formal presentation at 7 p.m. CityPlace Conference Center
Lakewood Room, first floor
2711 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75204
Complimentary parking provided in the CityPlace underground parking garage C. Served by DART red, blue and orange lines at the CityPlace/Uptown Station and bus routes 036, 409 and 521

Thursday, Dec. 5
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Formal presentations at noon, 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas Ballroom
400 N. Olive St.
Dallas Texas 75201 
Complimentary parking provided in the Sheraton garage. Served by DART red, blue, green and orange lines at the Pearl Street Station and bus routes 024, 036, and 084.

There will also be surveys and public comment periods for people to offer feedback.

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