I-35 West Road Construction Updates

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  • North Tarrant Express Road Project -

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  • Segment 3B:

    The first phase of the I-35W reconstruction (north of I-820) is officially underway, with utility relocations and preliminary ground excavation activities already occurring. This segment, known as Segment 3B of the North Tarrant Express, is part of the 10-mile reconstruction of I-35W from I-30 downtown to US 81/287. It is anticipated that construction on this segment will be completed in 2017.
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  • Anticipated Road Construction for the days of:  April 24-28

    • Please review this update. Significant construction operations continue this week as the final pavement surface is prepared and placed throughout the three-mile project.
    • Here are the anticipated traffic impacts north of I-820 to North Tarrant Pkwy for the coming week (day closures are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; night closures are from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted):
      • IH-35W Southbound Main Lanes:
        • Nightly (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Monday, Apr 24, through Thursday, Apr 27, all I-35W southbound main lanes will be detoured to the frontage road between Basswood Blvd and Western Center Blvd for final pavement preparation. Traffic will be maintained in one lane between Western Center Blvd and I-820. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.
        • During the day, Friday, Apr 28, I-35W southbound will be reduced to one lane between North Tarrant Pkwy and Basswood Blvd for final pavement placement.
        • Daily (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Apr 29, and Sunday, Apr 30, all I-35W southbound main lanes will be detoured to the frontage road between Heritage Trace Pkwy and Western Center Blvd for final pavement placement and final pavement striping. Traffic will be maintained in one lane between Western Center Blvd and I-820. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.
      • IH-35W Northbound Main Lanes:
        • Daily, Tuesday, Apr 25, through Thursday, Apr 27, and overnights (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Wednesday, Apr 26, and Thursday, Apr 27, I-35W northbound will be reduced to one lane between Western Center Blvd and North Tarrant Pkwy for final pavement placement. EXPECT DELAYS. SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.
        • Daily (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Apr 29, and Sunday, Apr 30, all I-35W northbound main lanes will be detoured to the frontage road between Western Center Blvd and Heritage Trace Pkwy for final pavement placement and final pavement striping. Traffic will be maintained in one lane between I-820 and Western Center Blvd. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.
      • US 287 Eastbound Main Lanes:
        • Daily (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Apr 29, and Sunday, Apr 30, all US 287 eastbound main lanes will be detoured to the frontage road between Harmon Rd and Western Center Blvd for final pavement placement and final pavement striping. Traffic will be maintained in one lane between Western Center Blvd and I-820. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.
        • During the day, Friday, Apr 28, eastbound US 287 approaching I-35W will be reduced to one lane in coordination with paving operations on I-35W southbound.
      • IH-35W Northbound Ramp to US 287 Westbound:
        • During the day, Tuesday, Apr 25, overnight (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Thursday, Apr 27, and during the day, Friday, Apr 28, the I-35W northbound ramp to US 287 westbound will be closed for final pavement placement. Traffic will be detoured to exit North Tarrant Pkwy, cross I-35W, and follow the southbound frontage road to the westbound US 287 entrance from Harmon Rd.
        • Overnight (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Tuesday, Apr 25, during the day, Wednesday, Apr 26, overnight (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Wednesday, Apr 26, and during the day, Thursday, Apr 27, the I-35W northbound ramp to US 287 westbound will be reduced to one lane for final pavement preparation. 
      • US 287 Westbound Entrance from Basswood Blvd:  Nightly, (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Tuesday, Apr 25, and Thursday, Apr 27, and during the day Wednesday, Apr 26, and Friday, Apr 28, the US 287 westbound entrance from Basswood Blvd will be closed for final paving preparation. Traffic will be detoured along the frontage road to cross at North Tarrant Pkwy and continue on the southbound frontage road to the westbound entrance from Harmon Rd.
      • IH-35W Southbound Entrance from Basswood Blvd:
        • During the day, Tuesday, Apr 25, the I-35W southbound entrance ramp from Basswood Blvd will be closed for final pavement preparation and final pavement placement. Traffic will be directed to the next entrance ramp from Western Center Blvd.
        • Daily (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Apr 29, and Sunday, Apr 30, the I-35W southbound entrance from Basswood Blvd will be closed in coordination with the main lane closure for final pavement placement and final pavement striping. Traffic will be directed to the next entrance ramp from Western Center Blvd.
      • IH-35W Northbound Entrance from Western Center Blvd:
        • During the day, Thursday, Apr 27, the I-35W northbound entrance from Western Center Blvd will be closed for final pavement placement. Traffic will be directed to the next entrance ramp from Heritage Trace Pkwy.
        • Daily (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Apr 29, and Sunday, Apr 30, the I-35W northbound entrance from Western Center Blvd will be closed in coordination with the main lane closure for final pavement placement and final pavement striping. Traffic will be directed to the next entrance ramp from Heritage Trace Pkwy.
      • IH-35W Southbound Frontage Road:
        • Daily, Tuesday, Apr 25, through Thursday, Apr 27, the I-35W southbound frontage road right lane between Western Center and the southbound entrance ramp will be closed for general construction.
        • Continuously, Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. through Friday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., the southbound I-35W frontage road to northbound I-35W frontage road U-turn lane at Basswood Blvd will be closed for beam repair work.
      • IH-35W Northbound Frontage Road:
        • Overnight (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Tuesday, Apr 25, and during the day Wednesday, Apr 26, the I-35W northbound frontage road between Basswood Blvd and the westbound US 287 entrance ramp will be reduced to one lane for final pavement preparation and final pavement placement.
        • Daily, Tuesday, Apr 25, through Thursday, Apr 27, the I-35W northbound frontage road right lane between Western Center and Fossil Bluff Dr will be closed for general construction.
      • Western Center Blvd:  Daily, Tuesday, Apr 25, through Thursday, Apr 27, the westbound Western Center Blvd right turn at the northbound frontage road will be closed for general construction.
    • PLEASE NOTE: There is a new traffic pattern on the I-35W northbound frontage road between Basswood Blvd and North Tarrant Pkwy. The new frontage road extension is now open. The previous temporary ramp to northbound I-35W is closed while the new permanent entrance ramp is constructed from the frontage road to the highway where the temporary is currently located. This ramp closure is anticipated through May 2017. Traffic desiring to enter northbound I-35W will be directed along the frontage road to enter immediately north of Heritage Trace Pkwy. Motorists may also use the entrance ramp from Western Center Blvd.
    • Closures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule.
    • Lane closures are posted at www.northtarrantexpress.com and also transmitted in their subscription (free) email service.