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I-20, I-820 and US 287 road project getting attention

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Public information hearing set for July 19 …

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TxDOT is ready to move on a 1.2 billion remake of one of the busiest interchanges in the metroplex.? Kennedale residents are well aware of how busy this section is but are not excited about the construction delays the remake will cause. {{more: continue …}}
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The project has been labelled the Southeast Connector and may begin in 2022. According TxDOT approximately 250,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.
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Planners predict traffic in the interchange with I-20 and I-820 will intensify to nearly 400,000 vehicles a day by 2040 as growth is expected to continue to the south along U.S. 287, through booming Mansfield, southern Grand Prairie, Midlothian, Waxahachie and Ennis.
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TxDOT is conducting a study to determine if it needs additional right of way for the project. Proposed improvements to be evaluated will include additional main lanes, reversible express or managed lanes, ramp adjustments, frontage road intersection improvements, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
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Open house at Dunbar High School 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.?
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TxDOT will kick off the public input phase of the process with an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. July 19 at Dunbar High School, 5700 Ramey Ave. in Fort Worth.?

The purpose

of the public meeting is to present the recommended improvements and to receive

public comments on the proposed project. Read more

at I-20

reconstruct public meeting

TxDOT is conducting a study to determine if it needs additional right of way for the project. Proposed improvements to be evaluated will include additional main lanes, reversible express or managed lanes, ramp adjustments, frontage road intersection improvements, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

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16 miles of improvement for the interchange …?
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TxDOT is considering a combined 16 miles of improvements. The Southeast Connector is identified as I-20 from Forest Hill Drive to Park Springs Boulevard, I-820 from I-20 to Brentwood Stair Road, and U.S. 287 from Bishop Street to Sublett Road.
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About two-thirds of the project’s funding has already been secured, according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The public input process ? comments can also be submitted to southeastconnector@txdot.gov ? is part of the ongoing environmental clearance stage.

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NCTCOG stated Friday that the project could go out for bids in fall 2021, meaning construction could start in 2022.
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