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8/16/06-Tyler

Events Planned This Weekend To Mark Loop 49 Grand Opening

A sneak peak today for a new road, set to cut down on the traffic in and around Tyler.   This weekend is the grand opening of the first completed section of Loop 49, between Highway 155 and Highway 69.   The new toll road in Tyler will not have toll booths. Instead, East Texans can either buy a Tex-tag or use video tolling that reads your license plate and sends you a bill in the mail.

The grand opening ceremony for the Loop is Saturday from 9:00 AM to Noon, on Loop 49. Guests should enter the loop from Loop 49 and Highway 69. The ceremony activities include: a classic car parade, Apache Belles, TJCc drum corps a NASCAR simulator, food and giveaways. The road won't open to traffic until August 22nd.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com

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