NTE | 35W Project Update February 2016
North Tarrant Express Completes Spur 280 Bridge Demolition

The NTE project team successfully completed the demolition of the Spur 280 bridge, a major milestone for the project, along with the demolition and permanent closure of the Papurt Drive bridge.

"This phase of construction along I-35W involves heavier construction as we demolish existing structures and construct new bridges and overpasses," said Robert Hinkle, corporate affairs director for NTE Mobility Partners, the project developer. "In the coming months, motorists will notice substantial changes along the corridor, and we encourage everyone to drive with caution and take notice of detour signage."

To view the latest video highlighting construction progress, please click here.

I-35W Construction Activities and Closures

Here is a summary of upcoming construction activities and closures.

Upcoming construction activities:

  • Opening of the new northbound I-35W exit to Beach Street
  • Long-term closure of northbound I-35W exit to Meacham Blvd.
  • Long-term closure of southbound I-35W exit to Northside Drive/Yucca Avenue
  • Long-term closure of on-ramp to northbound US 287 from westbound Lancaster Avenue
  • Long-term closure of the on-ramp to southbound I-35W from Pharr Street
Extended closures in place:
  • Northbound to southbound and southbound to northbound U-turns at Western Center Boulevard and 35W (through spring 2016)
  • Detour of westbound 820 to southbound I-35W traffic exiting to Meacham (through January 2017)
  • Northbound I-35W off-ramp to westbound Spur 280 (through January 2017)
  • Southbound I-35W off-ramp to Papurt Drive (through December 2017)
  • On-ramp to northbound I-35W at 28th Street (through December 2017)
Subscribing to the NTE e-alerts and checking the website for updated closure and detour announcements are two easy ways to stay on top of upcoming construction activities and areas that may have delays.

Know Before You Go

Construction continues at a very fast pace along I-35W right now, so we encourage drivers to stay safe and alert in the work zone and check for lane closures and detours in and around their workplaces and their children's schools.

Please observe all posted signage regarding speed limits and detours -- and observe the no cell phone laws in school zones. To "Know Before You Go," visit our Lane Closures page on the website.


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