TxDOT proposes $400 million project to improve I-35W in north Fort Worth

A Texas Department of Transportation project would increase the number of main lanes from four to six on a 17-mile portion of I-35W. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
A Texas Department of Transportation project would increase the number of main lanes from four to six on a 17-mile portion of I-35W. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Texas Department of Transportation project would increase the number of main lanes from four to six on a 17-mile portion of I-35W. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation are seeking public input on a proposed $400 million project to improve a portion of I-35W in north Fort Worth. The project will stretch from the city limits and Tarrant County line to the I-35W and I-35E interchange in Denton County.

The scope of the proposed improvements includes widening I-35W main lanes from four lanes, two in each direction, to six lanes with three in each direction. Main lanes will also be separated by a median for the 17-mile portion of I-35W, according to a city news release.



Other design criteria will be updated to allow a 70 mph speed limit for main lanes and a 50 mph speed limit for on and off ramps. The project will not include any need to acquire additional land for right of way usage, the release said.

Area residents have until March 8 to submit comments or a request for a public hearing in writing. Comments and written requests can be submitted by email to nelson.underwood@txdot.gov or by mail to the TxDOT Dallas District Office, 4777 E. US 80, Mesquite, TX, 75150.


By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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