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1949
Work begins on Loop 217 (present-day I-20) from Hemphill Street to U.S. 377 (Benbrook Highway). Part of this segment was designated SH 183 when the loop was completed in 1981 and 1982.

1955
A study authorized by the Texas Highway Commission recommends a full loop around Fort Worth.

1958
The first segment of the loop is completed from McCart Avenue to U.S. 377 at a cost of $11 million.

1959
The first segment of I-20 (present-day I-30) opens from Spur 341 to Camp Bowie Boulevard.

1959
U.S. 80, which was part of the original U.S. 1 east/west state-to-state highway, is designated I-20 (present-day I-30).

1965
Southeast Loop I-820 completed from Hemphill Street to SH 121 at a cost of $13.8 million.

1966
Northeast Loop I-820 completed from SH 121 to I-35W at a cost of $5.6 million.

1969
Northwest Loop I-820 completed from I-35W to Spur 496 (present-day Business 287) at a cost of $7.6 million.

1972
I-20 is designated I-30 after South Loop 820 is designated I-20.

1973
I-820/20 East Interchange completed at a cost of $9.1 million.

1975
I-820 bridge over Lake Worth completed at a cost of $13.8 million.

1975
I-30/I-820 West Interchange completed at a cost of $7.1 million.

1976
Northwest Loop I-820 is named after Congressman Jim Wright.

1977
Northwest Loop I-820 completed as a six-lane highway with frontage roads from Spur 496 to I-30 in four stages at a total cost of $39 million.

1977
I-820 from Winscott Road to U.S. 287 (present-day Business 287) re-designated I-20.

1978
Northeast Loop I-820 expanded from four lanes to eight lanes from SH 10 to Bedford Euless Road at a cost of $1.4 million.

1982
Southwest Loop I-820 completed as a six-lane highway with frontage roads from U.S. 80 (present-day Spur 580) to Hulen Street in three stages at a total cost of $42 million. This opened the last section for a continuous loop around Fort Worth.

1990
I-820 becomes Fort Worth's designated Hazardous Materials Truck Route.

1991
I-30/I-820 East Interchange completed at a cost of $59.1 million.

1995
I-20 expanded from four lanes to eight lanes with frontage roads from Business 287 to
SH 183 in four stages including a new I-20/I-35W Interchange for a total cost of $200 million.

2001
I-820/SH 121/SH 26/FM 1938 Northeast Interchange completed at a cost of $92 million.