As part of the North Tarrant Express project, the southbound exit for Keller Hicks Road from I-35W is expected to close by the end of September. The long-term closure is expected to last until summer 2021.

Traffic needing to access the off-ramp will be redirected to the Heritage Trace Parkway or State Highway 170 exits.

As the project affects what is considered critical infrastructure, work has continued on the NTE throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as construction crews adhere to health and safety guidelines related to the virus.

The $662 million Phase 3C of the NTE will add two northbound and two southbound toll lanes in order to supplement previously completed toll lanes along I-35W between North Tarrant Parkway and downtown Fort Worth.

Once complete, drivers will have additional access to continuous highway and frontage roads along a 7.1-mile stretch of I-35W between North Tarrant Parkway and Eagle Parkway.

Timeline: August 2020-summer 2021

Cost: $662 million

Funding source: NTE Mobility Partners