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Res 88-19 Expressing Support for Early Construction of State Highway 114 ImprovementsRESOLUTION #19-88 TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR EARLY CONSTRUCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 114 IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ROANOKE NORTHERN BY-PASS ALTERNATIVE WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake has recognized the need to upgrade SH 114 to alleviate traffic congestion and provide for future mobility; and WHEREAS, the area along SH 114 from Loop 382 to IH -35W has experienced rapid growth in population and employment over the past five years and is projected to continue this growth; and WHEREAS, traffic on SH 114 has grown proportionally and will continue to increase; and WHEREAS, the upgrading and construction of SH 114 to a con- trolled access freeway was authorized by the State Depart- ment of Highways and Public Transportation Commission in Minute Order 86418 dated October 28, 1987; and WHEREAS, the upgrading of SH 114 would provide needed relief, improve traffic safety, and stimulate the area's development by opening new opportunities for economic development and job creation; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Town of Westlake supports the upgrading of SH 114 to a controlled access facility; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Town of Westlake has reviewed alternate proposals for SH 114 in the vicinity of Roanoke and, supports the northern by-pass alternative "B" (the church route), understanding that the "southern by-pass" alternative is not acceptable from an economical or operational standpoint; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Town of Westlake urges the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation to construct the improvements to SH 114, including the northern Roanoke by-pass, alternative "B" (the church route), in the most time efficient and cost effective manner. PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 7th day of November, 1988. ATTEST: - t DALE L. WHITE, MAYO { G,RRY ITE, SECRETARY