DALLAS - Tarrant County, Tex., voters approved about $433.1 million of debt for new roads and criminal justice facilities in May 2006, but cost increases and credit market upheaval have kept most of the road projects on the shelf.

About $200 million of the largest bond package ever passed in the growing county, which includes Fort Worth, will be used to fund upgrades and expansions to numerous roads. Roughly half of the debt has been issued by the county.

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