DFW Connector Project To Begin February 15th

Construction is set to begin on time in the DFW Connector project that will expand the 121/114 interchange and the north entrance to DFW airport.  This project will include the addition of both toll and non-toll lanes to the highways.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, any unused highway stimulus funds in the state of Texas will go towards this project.

The Regional Transportation Council on Friday agreed to designate the DFW Connector as the place in Dallas-Fort Worth where unspent Federal Recovery Act funds should go.

It’s not yet known how much, if any, stimulus funds will be unspent statewide by a March 3 deadline, although in Dallas-Fort Worth all the stimulus money has already been obligated. As of late December, $300 million statewide was still unspent, said Michael Morris, transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The project is planned so that the number of lanes that are available now continue to be open throughout the project.  It should be an interesting four years.