DALLAS - The Texas Transportation Commission yesterday approved loan guarantees allowing the North Texas Tollway Authority to build a $1.3 billion turnpike on Dallas' west side, but not everyone was happy about it.

Grady W. Smithey Jr., a City Council member from the suburb of Duncanville and a member of Gov. Rick Perry's study committee on private participation in toll projects, objected to bypassing private developers on the project known as State Highway 161.

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