A virtual public hearing dealing with the Southeast Connector project will be posted at 6 p.m. June 4 and will be available through June 22.
The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to present the proposed reconstruction and widening of I-20, I-820 and US 287, including the three major interchanges in southeast Tarrant County. Materials will consist of a video presentation explaining the proposed project and other exhibits and materials for review.
- Along I-20, from Forest Hill Drive to the I-820/I 20 interchange, proposed improvements would reconstruct and widen the existing four to five main lanes in each direction to six main lanes in each direction. The project would also reconstruct the two- to three-lane frontage roads to include two to four new continuous frontage road lanes in each direction.
- Between I-820 and US 287, five main lanes in each direction, four lane collector-distributor roads and new two- to four-lane frontage roads in each direction would be constructed.
- From the I-20/US 287 interchange to Park Springs Boulevard, improvements would include reconstruction and widening to five main lanes in each direction, reconstruction of existing frontage roads from two to four lanes each direction, and construction of new frontage roads between Green Oaks Boulevard and Kelly Elliot Road.
- Improvements to I-820 would include reconstruction and widening from two to four main lanes in each direction to seven main lanes in each direction between I-20 and US 287.
- From US 287 to Meadowbrook Drive, improvements would include reconstructing and widening the existing two to four main lanes to four main lanes in each direction, with auxiliary lanes between entrance and exit ramps.
- The current frontage roads along I-820 would be reconstructed and widened to two to four lanes in each direction. The main lanes of US 287 would be reconstructed and widened from two to three main lanes in each direction to three main lanes in each direction with auxiliary lanes between entrance and exit ramps. The frontage road lanes in this section would be reconstructed to two to three lanes in each direction.
- Bicycle or pedestrian accommodations, including shared-use paths and sidewalks along frontage roads and at cross-street intersections, would be included. Separate bike lanes and sidewalks are proposed at cross streets when shared-use paths are not provided.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace 23 residences and 19 nonresidential structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.
To learn more, contact the TxDOT Fort Worth District Office at 817-370 6500.
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