TxDOT proposes improvements to US 81/US 287 in Tarrant County
BY SARA RODIA
of one northbound exit ramp to North Tarrant Parkway and two southbound ramps to and from North Tarrant Parkway/Harmon Road. Bridges and intersection signals will also be constructed at Harmon Road and North Tarrant Parkway. More details about the project are available at https://bit.ly/3HEmLEc.
ultimate or nal phase of construc- tion will occur as funding becomes available, so there is no timetable, TxDOT ocials said. This phase is expected to cost $227 million. Phase 1 of the project includes construction of frontage roads from north of Harmon Road to west of I-35W. Also included is construction
The Texas Department of Trans- portation is proposing improvements to US 81/US 287 from south of Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W in Tarrant County. The project’s goal is to improve capacity and access as well as address safety issues, according to TxDOT ocials. The safety issue is that “adjacent property owners have direct driveway access to the main lanes,” according to a presentation from a June 2 public hearing. TxDOT ocials stated the project would reconstruct the main lanes and construct new continuous one-way frontage roads. Construction will specically aect Willow Springs Road, Heritage Trace Parkway, Wag- ley Robertson Road, Tarrant Parkway and Harmon Road. This construction is proposed in two phases. Phase 1, which is about 1.3 miles, is estimated to begin in 2024 and last about three years. It is projected to cost $35 million. The
Independence Parkway closure A section of Independence Parkway between the SH 170 frontage roads in Fort Worth will be closed until this fall for construction work. The closure, which began in late May, is part of a larger project to build the future SH 170 lanes and the Independence Park- way bridge. Trac will be detoured to the nearest intersections. The closure is part of a nearly 6-mile expansion of SH 170 from I-35W to Hwy. 114 that will add two main lanes in each direc- tion along with new ramps and bridg- es, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Cost: nearly $100 million Timeline: October 2020-June 2023 Funding source: TxDOT
SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Existing US 81/US 287: • Two 12-foot-wide main lanes in each direction with 6-foot-wide inside shoulders and 10-foot-wide outside shoulders • Median • Varied one-way and two-way frontage roads that are not continuous
Proposed US 81/US 287 improvements: • Reconstruct main lanes and add one inside main lane in each direction • Build new continuous one-way frontage roads • Adjust entrance and exit ramp locations to improve eciency
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