DALLAS - With the credit market still awaiting a thaw, the North Texas Tollway Authority approved a plan to complete the takeout of $3.5 billion of bond anticipation notes by the Nov. 19 deadline.

Over the past year, the NTTA has converted $3.2 billion of 2007 Bans to long-term debt, leaving about $225 million due by Nov. 19. But difficulty in accessing the market could threaten the last bond deal, officials acknowledged in an emergency board meeting Monday.

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