Public Meeting - Southeast Connector - Reconstruct I-20/I-820/US 287 Interchanges


Where:

Dunbar High School Cafeteria
5700 Ramey Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76112 (Map)

When:

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing to reconstruct the I-20, I-820 and US 287 interchanges in southeast Tarrant County. The purpose of the public meeting is to present the recommended improvements and to receive public comments on the proposed project. The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions. Comments must be received on or before Aug. 3, 2018, to be a part of the official open house record.

Description:

The limits of proposed improvements include I-20 from Forest Hill Drive to Park Springs Boulevard, I-820 from I-20 to Brentwood Stair Road and US 287 from Bishop Street to Sublett Road. Total length is approximately 16 miles. The proposed project is also referred to as the “Southeast Connector.” Along I-20 between I-820 and US 287, the alternative analyses recommend reconstructing existing interchanges and adding general purpose lanes and collector-distributor road systems to separate traffic movements and eliminate weaving. Along I-820 from I-20 to US 287, I-820 and US 287 run concurrently; the analyses recommend widening and reconstruction of the general purpose lanes to align travel lanes and reduce major weaving movements. Throughout the project study limits, TxDOT is evaluating and recommending improvements promoting safety including reconstructing interchanges, widening or reconstructing general purpose lanes, modifying ramp locations to minimize weaving movements and eliminate left-hand exit ramps, reconstructing or providing additional frontage roads to incorporate shared use lanes that would accommodate vehicles and bicycles and adding sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians.

Special Accommodation:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (817) 370-6610 at least five working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Fort Worth District
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133

(817) 370-6807
Email

Posted: June 29, 2018