Texas Department of Transportation

Embracing and Implementing Solutions

The Texas Transportation Commission is responding to Texas voters’ mandate by progressively exploring and implementing solutions to ease congestion in the metro areas and across our state. During the Commission’s workshop on Sept. 26, 2018, an update was provided on our progress toward reducing congestion.

Texas is growing by about 1,100 people each day. At this rate, the state’s population could double — from 28.3 million to 54 million by 2050. Since the launch of Texas Clear Lanes to tackle the top chokepoints through non-tolled projects in the state’s five metros, $1.6 billion in construction contracts have been awarded, two projects are complete and 16 are underway. The Commission is focused on its plan to keep Texas moving forward.

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Congestion Task Force Update

Texas Clear Lanes and Congestion Relief Task Force Committee Activity PDFSee the Congestion Task Force presentation for details on what’s been accomplished and what might be next for this focused initiative to relieve congestion with non-tolled projects in Texas’ largest five metros.

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Groundbreaking Planned for East Loop 820 Project Fort Worth News 08/13/18
I-820 Improvements Set to Add Additional Lanes, Increase Safety for Drivers Fort Worth News 08/13/18
New TxDOT project underway! Fort Worth News 08/13/18
Construction begins on Tarrant County highway projects Fort Worth News 08/13/18
GALLERY: I-635/SH 121 interchange project breaks ground Fort Worth News 08/13/18
Construction Ramping Up on I-635, Texas 121 Interchange Fort Worth News 08/13/18
City Of Grapevine Preparing For Next Road Project At I-635 And TX-121 Fort Worth News 08/12/18
$370M Texas 121 Project Begins Summer 2018 Fort Worth News 06/14/18
New DFW Connector project aims to reduce SH 121 bottleneck Fort Worth News 06/05/18
$370M Texas Clear Lanes Project for SH 121 Interchanges to Begin This Year Fort Worth News 05/09/18
TxDOT to Begin Work on FM 2499/Hwy 121 Interchange Fort Worth News 05/08/18
SH 121 Project to Begin This Summer, Expected to Relieve FM 2499 Congestion Fort Worth News 05/05/18
Construction Completed for Interchanges of Highways 121, 360 Fort Worth News 05/01/18
SH 121/360 Interchange Ribbon Cutting Fort Worth News 04/27/18
Southern Gateway Corridor Construction Underway Dallas News 03/02/18
Dallas has a fun new highway project on I-35E set to last 4 long years Dallas News 03/01/18
Work Begins on $666M Redo of I-35E and Highway 67, With a Deck Park in the Plans Dallas News 03/01/18
Work Begins on Second Dallas Deck Park Over I-35 Dallas News 02/28/18
Ground Officially Broken on “Southern Gateway Project” in Dallas Dallas News 02/28/18

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