Contact: Michael Peters
Phone: (817) 370-6846
Date: Oct. 3, 2017
Public Hearing Thursday
NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY – All interested citizens are invited to attend a public hearing for the Interstate 820 East Loop on Thursday, Oct. 5 starting at 6 p.m. at The Link located at 6750 Baker Boulevard in Richland Hills. Exhibits may be reviewed beginning at 6 p.m. with the formal hearing beginning at 7 p.m.
To address congestion and projected population growth, the proposed ultimate project would reconstruct Interstate 820 from the Northeast Interchange to Randol Mill Road, and SH 121 from Handley Ederville Road to the south interchange with I-820. These ultimate improvements would include additional mainlanes and TEXpress Lanes for approximately $441 million.
The ultimate project is not fully funded at this time, but an interim project is scheduled to begin in 2018 for the I-820 segment. The interim improvements for I-820 will add one mainlane in each direction, replace the Trinity River and SH 10 bridges, and construct direct connections to SH 121 for approximately $200 million.
The I-820 East Loop project will pass through the cities of Fort Worth, Hurst, North Richland Hills, and Richland Hills. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Regional Transportation Council (RTC) has identified this as a priority transportation corridor.
Maps and other drawings depicting the proposed improvements will be displayed at the public hearing. Interested persons will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments.
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