After meeting with officials from several Galveston County cities, the Texas Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a plan to demolish the bridge at FM 646 and Interstate 45 during the second weekend of Galveston’s Mardi Gras.

But the finalized plans do the most they can to avoid disrupting the stream of traffic leaving the island, Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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Allen Flores

Of course Maxwell should be opposed and concerned about vehicle access to Galveston being obstructed during Mardi Gras or anytime. It's a double standard that Maxwell supports Yaga's Entertainment with blocking all citizens from free access to The Strand businesses during Mardi Gras with a $22 fee.

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