Four transportation updates for Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

Work is planned for the intersection of US 377 and SH 114, for FM 1709 at Rufe Snow Drive and to ramps along I-35W. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Work is planned for the intersection of US 377 and SH 114, for FM 1709 at Rufe Snow Drive and to ramps along I-35W. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Work is planned for the intersection of US 377 and SH 114, for FM 1709 at Rufe Snow Drive and to ramps along I-35W. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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Construction along SH 114 and US 377

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work at the interchange of SH 114 and US 377. This includes grade separation and reconstruction of the SH 114 main lanes over US 377 and the Union Pacific Corp. railroad.

Timeline: fall 2021-mid-2023

Cost: $32.3 million

Funding source: TxDOT


Signal upgrades at FM 1709 and Rufe Snow Drive intersection

TxDOT started construction at the FM 1709 intersection with Rufe Snow Drive. This consists of restriping the pavement for new turn lanes, median modifications, realigned crosswalks, reconstructed curbing and signal retiming.

Timeline: July-fall 2021

Cost: $740,000

Funding source: TxDOT

I-35W ramp closures and detours

A—The off-ramp from southbound I-35W to SH 170 is closed as part of the North Tarrant Express project. Traffic will be directed to the prior exit at Westport Parkway. B—The on-ramp to southbound I-35W from Westport Parkway is closed.

Timeline: A—September 2021-spring 2022; B—Ongoing through early 2023

Cost: $950 million (total project cost)

Funding source: TxDOT

Trinity Metro temporarily reduces fares

To help encourage potential riders and offset issues with existing customers, Trinity Metro, Tarrant County’s public transit system, is offering promotional fares as part of its system redesign called A Better Connection.

Through Oct. 31, fares will be $1 for one-way bus rides (regular and express routes), $2 for one-way rides via Access—Trinity’s paratransit service—and half-price for multi-ride tickets.

TEXRail, ZIPZONE and Trinity Railway Express tickets will not be discounted for one-way rides.

Multi-ride ticket pricing will be $2.50 for one day, $1.25 for one-day reduced, $12.50 for a seven-day pass, $6.25 for a seven-day reduced pass, $40 for 30 days, and $20 for a 30-day reduced pass.

One of the routes modified by A Better Connection is 63X, an express route that transports riders between downtown Fort Worth and Alliance Town Center. There is also a park-and-ride location with a stop near the Alliance Town Center.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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