Motorists will spend a lot of time — probably far more than they want to — on Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth in the next three or more years.
Congestion is already chronic, especially near Western Center Boulevard just north of Loop 820. And the commuting headaches promise to get worse as the $1.6 billion makeover of the 10-mile corridor hits high gear between now and its projected 2018 completion.
Because so many people will be spending time on the road, which connects I-30 near downtown Fort Worth to North Tarrant Parkway in the Alliance corridor, it seems worthwhile for drivers to know a bit more about the project.
Here are five things you may not know about I-35W:
Contractors are optimistic they can reach such a deal with state officials, making it possible for motorists willing to pay a toll to travel from Cleburne to Fort Worth, the Alliance area, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and on to Dallas without mingling with the more crowded free lanes.
“It’s not a given,” DeLapp said, “but we’re confident about it.”