The initial $1 billion DFW Connector project was simultaneously designed and built along 8.4 miles of SH 114 and SH 121 in Grapevine, Southlake and Irving. It doubled the size of the existing highway system around the north entrance of DFW International Airport. The project featured a combination of new mainlanes, frontage road lanes and managed lanes. The initial project completed in March 2014.
Funding constraints required some original DFW Connector segments to be deferred. However, in early 2013, TxDOT was able to secure funding for the FM 2499 section and in September 2014, funding for new SH 121 and SH 360 ramps.
FM 2499 work includes building two new mainlanes in each direction on FM 2499 from SH 121 to Denton Creek. These new lanes are being built below grade level and will allow commuters to bypass the intersections of Stars and Stripes Way and Grapevine Mills Boulevard. Construction started in August 2013 and is expected to reach completion in January 2017.
The SH 121/SH 360 ramps project constructed new on-ramps from the southbound SH 121 frontage road (William D. Tate Avenue) to SH 121 and SH 360. Construction started in early 2015 and completed in November 2015, a year ahead of schedule.
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133
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