Hayden: Morriss should stay four lanes

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Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden

I have been thinking about Morriss Road for quite some time … actually about nine years now.

Let me begin by saying, Flower Mound has transportation problems, and improving transportation is probably one of the greatest issues facing our Town. I would encourage improvements to a four-lane Morriss Road. Anything we could do to make Morriss a safer road and improve the flow of traffic should be investigated.

One of the important roles of government is that while trying to improve our community, we must also be cognizant of the those impacted. Over the years I have witnessed that even as we try to find a middle ground on some things, there are always a few that just cannot come to a resolution on a situation.

But on Morriss Road, it is more than just few, and the point of view has been a constant for decade. With that in mind, we need to pay considerable attention to those that are impacted.

As we are going through this process, we should recommend amending the Transportation Master Plan from being a Major Arterial to a Minor Arterial. This would keep Morriss a four-lane road.

It is important we continue to improve our transportation solutions, but it is also important we preserve neighborhoods and communities, especially when the impact is to a large segment of our residents.

Tom Hayden
Mayor of Flower Mound

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