New highway exit ramp drives development in Willow Park area

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The new 415 exit ramp going westbound on Interstate 20 opened with the fanfare it deserved.

Willow Park Mayor Richard Neverdousky, and a contingent from his city, along with members of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Department of Transportation dedicated the ramp Thursday just short of a mile from the ramp it’s suppose to replace.

“This is going to open things up, economically, to the west end of our city and it’s a great thing,” Neverdousky said to those attending. “Safety is first; we won’t have traffic backing up onto the interstate which had become an issue because the old exit was close to the intersection of Mikus Road.”

He said in terms of a development standpoint it was a “good thing.”

“Soon, we will be issuing a permit for the new Texas Health Resources Medical Complex at the intersection of Crown Pointe Boulevard,” he said. “The apartments are close to being finished, and Willow Park Rehabilitation and Care Center [had a groundbreaking Saturday] for a 125 skilled nursing facility.” He added that it also allows for further expansion of Willow Park Baptist Church’s sanctuary and school.

“This is a good thing for out city and its taxpayers,” Neverdousky said.

A reception immediately followed the ribbon cutting at The Village at Crown Pointe Club House.

The new exit ramp will provide better access to surrounding area developments, improve overall traffic congestion and allow for new commercial development along the access road and Crown Pointe Boulevard.

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