NTE | 35W Project Update September 2016
I-35W Construction Activities and Closures

Good news for drivers looking for a more efficient way to access northbound I-35W from downtown Fort Worth! Construction crews have opened one lane of the newly constructed eastbound Spur 280 direct connector from downtown Fort Worth. The single-lane setup will be temporary, though, as a second lane is expected to open in mid-October.

This month also brought traffic shifts for motorists driving to eastbound I-820 from northbound and southbound I-35W. Those interchanges and direct connectors are now all right-hand ramps.

Extended closures in place:

  • Northbound I-35W off-ramp to westbound Spur 280 (through January 2017)
  • Northbound I-35W exit to Meacham Boulevard (through July 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.

Construction footage from August is available on the North Tarrant Express YouTube channel, and last month's aerial images are posted on the project website.

Know Before You Go!

Change is in the air as the days get shorter and we transition from the summer sun to the fall foliage. Also with a change in seasons comes a change in traffic patterns, so we encourage drivers to check for up-to-the-minute information on lane closures and traffic detours on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

We also post information about accidents and delays, which can help keep you on track when traveling along I-35W or the North Tarrant Express corridor along Loop 820 and Airport Freeway.

As always, please stay safe on the road - that includes refraining from texting and making phone calls while driving. While it's unsafe at any speed, remember that it's illegal to operate a cell phone in a school zone unless a hands-free device is used.

Be sure to "Know Before You Go!" You can find a complete list of current lane closures here along with alternate route maps here.

 

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