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Chisholm Trail Parkway Crews Taking Advantage of More Hours of Sunshine

With more daylight hours in the summer, Chisholm Trail Parkway construction crews have been working longer days to complete the NTTA’s first toll road in Tarrant and Johnson counties.


Near downtown Fort Worth, reconstruction of the westbound Interstate 30 frontage road between Summit Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard continues. Once complete, the new frontage road will connect to Chisholm Trail Parkway, I-30 and Forest Park Boulevard.


Nearby, crews are preparing to shift eastbound and westbound traffic to the newly constructed westbound Rosedale-Lovell bridge. The construction includes partially demolishing the old eastbound bridge and reconstructing it as part of an eastbound Chisholm Trail Parkway ramp.


In south Fort Worth, drivers can now see completed bridge columns as well as bridge beams and spans near Dirks Road, between Harris Parkway and Granbury Road as crews build bridges over the future toll road main lanes. Retaining wall construction and completion of the embankment will also continue through the summer. That area of Dirks Road is expected to re-open in August.


In Johnson County, bridge construction and pavement operations are moving full speed ahead throughout the southern 13-miles of Chisholm Trail Parkway. With more than one-third of the bridge decks complete, the paving operation is now in high gear.  Excavation beneath the future FM 917 bridge over the future toll road is nearing completion. The new bridge is scheduled to open this fall.


When it opens in the spring 2014, the 27.6-mile Chisholm Trail Parkway will extend from Fort Worth’s central business district to Cleburne. It will provide an alternate route for I-35W.


To learn more about the Chisholm Trail Parkway project, call us at 817-916-5105 for information about the Tarrant County portion of the project or 817-202-9384 for information about the project in Johnson County. You also may email us at


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