Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Important changes along the DFW Connector

 

Grapevine Police enforcing the new 50 mph speeding limit. Photo courtesy of DFW Connector Project.

Over the past two months, many significant changes have occurred along the DFW Connector. In early April, NorthGate Constructors and the Texas Department of Transportation reduced the speed limit on the DFW Connector corridor to 50 mph for both the safety of drivers and construction crews. The Grapevine Police Department has been enforcing the new speed limit and has written over 300 speeding tickets in just the last few weeks.

During the month of May, the DFW Connector project opened the following bridges to traffic north of DFW Airport: southbound SH 121, westbound IH-635, and southbound SH 121 on-ramp from Bass Pro Drive to southbound International Parkway.

Currently, structural components are being constructed for 16 bridges throughout the project, and construction continues on the new bridge from eastbound SH 114 to northbound SH 121. The following traffic switches also occurred last month:

  • Traffic from southbound SH 121, westbound IH-635 and southbound SH 121 on-ramp from Bass Pro Drive was switched to new permanent construction.
  • The northbound SH 121/International Parkway traffic was switched to the existing southbound SH 121 lanes.
  • Traffic was moved to a new eastbound SH 114 off-ramp to Texan Trail.   

Finally, NorthGate Constructors and TxDOT want to remind everyone to keep their “heads up and eyes open” when driving. Safety is the number one priority on the DFW Connector project. Help others around you reach their destination without incident by putting all electronic devices down, paying attention at all times and adhering to posted speed limits, especially in construction zones such as the DFW Connector.