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SH 199 Project to Begin
Contact: Val Lopez
Phone: (817) 370-6630
Date: March 1, 2017

AZLE – Construction will begin next week on the State Highway 199 project between Western Center Boulevard and Nine Mile Bridge Road. The project will add six freeway lanes (three in each direction), ramps and four bridges at Western Center Boulevard, Hanger Cut-Off, Nine Mile Bridge Road and over Cottonwood Creek. This $46.3 million project will complete the 5-mile section of main lanes on SH 199. This project is part of a $1.3 billion effort known as Texas Clear Lanes, initiated by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature to improve mobility.

To accommodate the construction of the new main lanes and bridges in the center of SH 199, traffic will be shifted to the frontage roads next week, weather permitting.

The project was awarded to Flatiron Constructors, Inc., and it is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Safety is a top priority at TxDOT, and the foundation for the agency’s planning, building and maintaining of projects across the state.

When driving through a work zone, some simple steps to take are:

  • Slow down
  • Pay attention
  • Avoid distractions, such as cell phones
  • Be patient
  • Plan ahead

Motorists can plan their travel by viewing information on closures at DriveTexas.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists, and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible.

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