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:  February 20-24

    • 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 now closed while the new permanent entrance ramp is constructed from the frontage road to the highway where the temporary is currently located. Estimated duration of this ramp closure is 3 months. 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.
    • 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 Northbound Main Lanes:
        • During the day (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Saturday, Feb 18, the right, outside lane of northbound I-35W between I-820 and Western Center Blvd will be closed for project cleanup.
        • During the day (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Monday, Feb 20, the right, outside lane of northbound I-35W between I-820 and Western Center Blvd will be closed for project cleanup.
        • Overnight (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Monday, Feb 20, northbound I-35W reduced to one lane between Western Center Blvd and North Tarrant Pkwy for pavement striping.
      • IH-35W Northbound Exit to North Tarrant Pkwy:  Overnights (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Feb 22 through Feb 24, Feb 26 through Mar 3, and Mar 5 through Mar 6, the I-35W northbound exit to North Tarrant Pkwy will be closed for construction of the new I-35W northbound entrance ramp from Basswood Blvd. Traffic may exit the prior exit to Basswood Blvd or to Heritage Trace Pkwy.
      • IH-35W Northbound Entrance from Western Center Blvd:  Overnight (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Monday, Feb 20, the I-35W northbound entrance ramp from Western Center Blvd will be closed for pavement striping. Traffic will be detoured to enter northbound I-35W from the Heritage Trace Blvd entrance ramp.
      • IH-35W Southbound Frontage Road:  During the day (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Saturday, Feb 18, the right, outside lane of the I-35W southbound frontage road between Basswood Blvd and Los Osos Dr will be closed for project cleanup.
      • Western Center Blvd:  During the day (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Saturday, Feb 18, the right, outside lane of eastbound Western Center Blvd approaching the I-35W southbound frontage road will be closed for project cleanup.
    • 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.