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Bridge approved in Northeast to connect Angora Loop to Sean Haggerty

City council has approved the construction of a bridge between Sean Haggerty and Angora Loop, fast-tracking traffic flow in the busy area.

The bridge is a part of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 13, which encompasses an area of several hundred acres.

The bridge is projected to cost $25 million and will be two-tenths of a mile long.

TIRZ 13 has largely been backed by District 4 City Representative Sam Morgan, who said in August the bridge would provide much easier access for residents and first responders in the Northeast.

A TIRZ is a financing tool that allows cities to use tax revenue generated within the boundaries of the zone to be reinvested specifically in that zone. Critics of TIRZs say this limits the amount of tax revenue that goes into the general fund for the rest of the city.

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