Tarrant County motorists can let out a sigh of relief.
Finally, the outdated and annoying Interstate 30/Texas 360 interchange is getting a makeover.
Construction officially started Wednesday and is projected to be completed in four years. The project will cost an estimated $233 million.
The interchange, a remnant of a toll road system from yesteryear, angers commuters and Arlington residents with its convoluted routes and frustrating traffic stops. To switch over from Interstate 30 to Texas 360 can take several minutes, even without traffic.
No more traffic lights or winding roads for the new interchange. Drivers can expect to switch highways in less than 30 seconds with no stops.
With hope like that, motorists can’t be too upset with the impending lane closures and construction detours.
Drivers can live with detours for a couple of years if it means that ridiculous interchange will disappear forever.