North Beach Street in Fort Worth has not one, but two road construction projects scheduled to begin in the next few months. City transportation officials are seeking public feedback on the projects at an upcoming meeting in December.

The details

The first project will be at the intersection of North Tarrant Parkway and North Beach Street. The other will be at the intersection of North Beach Street and Ray White Road.

According to Project Manager Ivan Lopez, the objectives of the North Tarrant Parkway and North Beach Street intersection project include:
  • Improving the intersection’s vehicle capacity
  • Improving turning movements by adding dedicated left- and right-turn lanes
Lopez said that the project is funded by the city’s 2022 bond program and that it’s currently in the design phase. He stated that the timeline for the project includes the following key dates:
  • December 2023: right-of-way acquisition completion
  • May 2024: preconstruction public meeting
  • Aug 2024: estimated construction begins
Lopez estimates the project will take approximately 15-18 months to complete and will cost just under $3 million.

In terms of the second project—intersection improvements at North Beach Street and Ray White Road—Lopez said that it will include the following:
  • Improved traffic flow at peak hours
  • Improving pedestrian safety with pedestrian signals, and ADA-compliant curb ramps
  • Installing a new traffic signal that allows for better left-turning movements
A city website states that this second project is in the preconstruction phase and is estimated to be completed in summer 2024. Lopez said that the estimated construction cost is $779,000, and funding is also from the city’s 2022 bond program.

What you need to know

A virtual meeting is planned for Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss various aspects of both projects. Interested individuals can log on to Webex using the following information:
  • Webex meeting number: 2550 981 0737
  • Meeting password: North