Contact: Val Lopez

Phone: (817) 370-6630

Date: Aug. 10, 2018


Fort Worth/Hurst/Richland Hills – On Monday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a groundbreaking on the East Loop 820 project. The $174 million project will reconstruct I-820 between Randol Mill Road and Pipeline Road, build additional lanes in each direction, replace the Trinity River bridges and create new direct connectors to and from SH 121.

The 3-mile project will improve mobility and safety for drivers in Northeast Tarrant County through the I-820 bottleneck. This project is part of an overall $3.8 billion Texas Clear Lanes initiative by Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature to improve mobility.

“Projects like the East Loop 820 project show Gov. Abbott, the Texas Legislature and TxDOT’s commitment to reduce congestion in North Texas,” said Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. “This project will eliminate a major bottleneck and improve the quality of life for motorists.”

The Texas Clear Lanes initiative was formed when Governor Abbott called on the Texas Transportation Commission to develop a focused initiative to address the most congested chokepoints in Texas.

The project was awarded to Flatiron Constructors, Inc. of Austin. Construction is estimated for completion in 2022.

For up-to-date project information, current lane closures and to signup for email alerts on construction activity, go to: Keep 820 Moving.

For information on how TxDOT and local partners are further improving mobility, go to: Texas Clear Lanes.

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