I had intended to watch the Texas Transportation Commission meeting this morning -- it's being Webcast over here, for those so interested -- because among the agenda items for this morning was approving stimulus dough for those so-called "shovel-ready projects" 'round the state, among them the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park. Here you'll see TxDOT was scheduled to vote on putting $16.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monies toward the $43 million construction price tag.
Word is, it just got the okee-doke. Joanna Singleton, in the Dallas office of PR firm Jackson Spalding, sends that word:
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The vote at the Texas Transportation Committee meeting just came in ... and the Woodall Rodgers Park was just awarded $16.7 million in stimulus funds! This is a significant boost for a landmark project that will have a long-lasting positive impact on the quality of life in Dallas. A full press release will come very shortly! ... The construction workers are literally "shovel ready" completing the infrastructure for the deck park.
Update: After the jump, the official announcement.