We are now roughly four months into the DFW Connector construction project. We thought we’d give an update since we drive through the 114/121 interchange on a daily basis.
So far there has been a massive amount of orange cone shuffling and dirt moving with very little impact on our daily commute. Northgate Contractors have done really well in holding up their end of the bargain on keeping the highways open between 6 am and 8 pm each day. The one slip up may have occurred earlier this week according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where a lane remained closed until almost 7 am. We certainly did not notice the closure or any difference in traffic and we usually make it through there around 7:15 am.
The contractors have turned an old car dealership along the service road of 121 into what appears to be a main base camp. There are too many orange pickup trucks there to count. And they have almost completed a huge storage area along 121 South near the exit to Highway 360.
All of this progress has come in a short amount of time. We are impressed that the contractors have been able to keep traffic flowing so smoothly during the day. The same can not be said at night around 8 pm when some of the lanes start to shut down, but that was part of the deal. They have to work some time. We do not recommend coming through that area after 8 pm because there are usually delays. In fact, we pretty much have learned to avoid that area after 8 pm.
Thanks go out to Northgate Contractors who are making a tremendous amount of progress on the DFW Connector with little added stress to the daily commuter.