DFW Connector Is Halfway Finished

SH 114/SH 121 project is more than halfway completed

Construction workers and businesses are celebrating a major milestone in Grapevine on Monday.

The DFW Connector, a project to widen SH 114 and SH 121 as well as the access roads north of DFW airport, is now more than halfway finished.

"You need to celebrate those things, celebrate the little successes," said Perry Leonard, who heads the DFW Business Owner's Task Force, a coalition of business owners in the Grapevine who have been impacted by the traffic jams and closed lanes and roads due to the ongoing project.

A ceremony was held Monday to mark the halfway point of the project, set to be completed in 2014.  The ceremony took place on the nearly-complete Main Street bridge, which has been widened from five lanes to eight and will open soon.

The DFW Connector project will cost more than $1 billion by the time it is complete.

"Some months, North Gate is building as much as a million dollars a day," said Jerry Hodge, Transportation Director for Grapevine.  "Does that tell you about the progress?  Yes it does."

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