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Hemphill-Lamar connection opens

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Construction is complete on the Hemphill-Lamar connection to the central business district, and the roadway opened to traffic April 10.

Total cost of the project is $53 million with the City of Fort Worth contributing $26.6 million. The remaining funding comes from the North Texas Council of Governments, the Texas Department of Transportation and Tarrant County.

The city converted Lamar Street to two-way traffic between Fifth and Texas streets to enhance connectivity from the Near Southside to downtown.

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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