Do you drive along Interstate 35W in Fort Worth?
Construction on I-35W, part of the North Tarrant Express/I-35W project, is ramping up this week.
The 10.1-mile project rebuilds the I-35W corridor from Interstate 30 downtown to U.S. 287 Decatur cutoff in Northeast Tarrant County. This stretch of construction is among the most congested highways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The project includes plans to rebuild the main lanes, expand the frontage lanes and install four toll lanes. The work should be completed in 2018.
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In order for workers to meet this goal, there is construction work being done along the entire stretch of the project. These are biggest closures this week:
All northbound lanes of I-35W from 4th Street to 1st Street will be temporarily closed at various times. This is a nightly closure from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. that will last through Friday, Jan. 27. Over the weekend, the closure will run from 9 p.m. through 10 a.m.
All northbound lanes of I-35W just after Interstate 820 will be temporarily closed at various times from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 to Friday, Jan. 27.
The on-ramp to northbound I-35W from North Tarrant Parkway will be closed Thursday, Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic will be redirected to Golden Triangle Boulevard.
All lanes of the ramp connecting eastbound I-820 to northbound I-35W and westbound I-820 to northbound I-35W will be temporarily closed at various times between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Jan. 26-27. This will also happen Friday night through Saturday from 9 p.m to 10 a.m.
All lanes of westbound I-820 at the I-35W/I-820 interchange will be closed Jan. 26-27th between 9 p.m and 5 a.m. Traffic will be redirected to Western Center Boulevard.
Various lanes of eastbound I-820 from Blue Mound Road to Mark IV Parkway will be closed between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27-28.