DALLAS (AP) - Officials say they plan to offset the loss of about 12 acres of parkland on the shores of North Texas' Lewisville Lake that will be needed for construction of a new bridge as part of an Interstate 35E expansion project.
To offset the loss, officials say new recreational areas will open up and other park improvements are in the works, including a pedestrian walkway across the lake.
James Murphy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which leases property to lakeside communities, tells The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/S1Cu59 ), "There will be no net loss of recreation lands. The amount of acreage that's being removed from parkland will be restored in another area."
Work on the $1.1 billion expansion project is expected to begin in mid-2013 and be completed in 2016.
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