Chisholm Trail Parkway Transforms Tarrant and Johnson Counties
Chisholm Trail Parkway construction continues to change the transportation landscape in Fort Worth. Crews working near the Chisholm Trail Parkway/Interstate 30 interchange are making progress on the ramps that will connect the two roadways. Work has also started on reconfiguring I-30. Crews have shifted eastbound traffic toward the middle of the interstate, which will allow the reconstruction of the main lanes to begin.
As work begins on the Chisholm Trail Parkway main lane bridges near University Drive, the entrance ramp to eastbound I-30 from University Drive will be closed. Motorists wishing to access eastbound I-30 from University Drive will detour via Rosedale Street. An alternate detour would be to access I-30 from Montgomery Street.
Also in this area, work needed to extend Montgomery Street to the Chisholm Trail Parkway frontage road system is underway. Work on the large culvert near Vickery Boulevard and Montgomery Street has started and once complete, crews will begin constructing the Montgomery Street bridge over the Chisholm Trail Parkway main lanes.
Continuing south on the project, one of the first areas of the toll road under construction is nearing completion. On the new Hulen Street bridge, median work is underway. Another southbound lane as well as the ramp from southbound Hulen Street to westbound Vickery Boulevard will open within the next month. To find out more, sign up for weekly project updates featured in the weekly Chisholm Trail Parkway Update e-newsletter.
In south Fort Worth, construction on the Oakmont Boulevard bridge continues with crews working on bridge railing, roadway tie-ins and striping. The bridge will open to traffic when these activities are complete. Motorists in this area should expect a summertime closure of Dirks Road between Harris Parkway and Granbury Road as construction begins in the area. Eventually, Dirks Road will bridge over the toll road.
Also in south Fort Worth, bridge work and paving operations continue in the area at the toll road’s interchange with State Highway 183 and I-20. In addition, beam placement for the Chisholm Trail Parkway bridge over Fort Worth and Western Railroad has begun.
Bridge construction continues to be the focus in Johnson County. The southern 19 bridges of the Chisholm Trail Parkway continue to rise up and mark the path of the roadway. With bridge decks complete for the structures over CR 920 and CR 1015, pavement is the next step in the construction process. The paving materials have been quality tested and are ready for production. Crews will begin paving in April and will start their operations just south of the FM 1187 intersection and follow the bridge crews that are working south of that location.
The entire Chisholm Trail Parkway is expected to open to traffic spring 2014.
Stay abreast of construction progress on the Chisholm Trail Parkway in Fort Worth and Johnson County by visiting the Chisholm Trail Parkway projects update page or subscribing to the weekly e-newsletter. To learn more about upcoming closures for the roadway, visit NTTA.org at NTTA> News & Resources> Traffic Advisories> Chisholm Trail Parkway Scheduled Lane Closures.