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Roundabout proposed for Montgomery/Camp Bowie in west Fort Worth

The five-point intersection of Camp Bowie Boulevard/Montgomery Street/West Seventh Street on Monday, May 18, 2015. The public is invited to a meeting Tuesday about improvements to Montgomery, including a roundabout at this busy intersection.
The five-point intersection of Camp Bowie Boulevard/Montgomery Street/West Seventh Street on Monday, May 18, 2015. The public is invited to a meeting Tuesday about improvements to Montgomery, including a roundabout at this busy intersection. Star-Telegram

Montgomery Street may soon be getting a makeover, including a roundabout at the intersection with Camp Bowie Boulevard and West Lancaster Avenue.

The proposed improvements on the street between Interstate 30 and Camp Bowie include better drainage as well as “traffic signals, street lights, sidewalks, possible bike lanes and a roundabout,” according to the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association blog.

A meeting hosted by the neighborhood association is scheduled for this evening, with officials from the city and consulting firm Freese and Nichols expected to attend and provide details of the plans.

The Montgomery Street corridor connects the West Freeway with the Cultural District. The street lacks the landscaping and other aesthetic pleasantries of many nearby roads, including Camp Bowie Boulevard and University Drive.

A precise construction schedule hasn’t been published, but a city report published in March indicates that construction could begin as soon as February and be completed by December 2017.

The preliminary cost of the project is expected to be about $5.3 million, to be paid with proceeds of bonds approved by voters in 2014.

Gordon Dickson, 817-390-7796

Twitter: @gdickson

Cultural District roundabout

Residents who want to learn more about proposed improvements to Montgomery Street north of Interstate 30, including a roundabout, are invited to a public meeting.

Where: Fort Worth Firefighters Hall, 3855 Tulsa Way, near Crestline Road.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

More info: fortworthtexas.gov, Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association.

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