DALLAS - The North Texas Tollway Authority is shifting its ratio of fixed-rate debt on today's $2.3 billion revenue bond deal to avoid locking in current high interest cost in the wake of market turmoil.

The original plan called for 10% of the debt to be unhedged variable rate. The new plan approved by the NTTA board at a special meeting yesterday increases the unhedged variable-rate offering to 30%.

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