copyright 2012 Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph
Earl Campbell speaks at the dedication and ribbon cutting of the Earl Campbell Parkway Aug. 30 in Tyler, Texas. Campbell, nicked named The Tyler Rose, grew up in Tyler and went on to the University of Texas to play football. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1977. The new four-lane Earl Campbell Parkway connects Texas Highway 155 to West Loop 323 and features two bike lanes, drought tolerant landscaping, raised landscaped medians and sidewalks.
The completed project consists of about 86,000 square yards of pavement, enough to cover about 13 football fields.