I-35W is a north-south corridor through Fort Worth, Haslet and Burleson. At its apex in downtown Fort Worth, it carries over 165,000 vehicles per day. A major national trade corridor, the interstate has daily truck volumes averaging 11 percent. Multiple expansion projects are either planned or underway to improve safety and mobility along 26 miles of I-35W in Tarrant County.
North Tarrant Express | I-35W
TxDOT has environmentally cleared I-35W from I-30 to Eagle Parkway to ultimately widen the corridor up to eight mainlanes plus up to six TEXpress Lanes for future traffic volumes.
Construction began in 2013 on a $1.6 billion interim project to rebuild 10 miles of I-35W from north of I-30 to US 81/287. Part of the North Tarrant Express, this project will double the existing capacity by reconstructing the current infrastructure, adding four toll TEXpress Lanes, auxiliary lanes and some frontage roads. I-35W from north of I-820 to US 81/287 reached substantial completion in December 2016. I-35W from north of I-30 to north of I-820 is estimated for completion in 2018.
TxDOT has received a proposal from NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3, LLC to rebuild I-35W from US 81/287 to Eagle Parkway. This eight-mile project is estimated to begin construction in 2018.
I-20 to the Johnson County Line (SH 174)
TxDOT will begin preliminary engineering in spring 2017 for a long-range study to widen I-35W from I-20 to the Johnson County line. This eight-mile project would add two to four mainlanes to improve safety and mobility. The goal is to develop the schematic and achieve environmental clearance by 2022. No construction funding is currently available for this project.