Construction of new TEXpress ramps underway

North Tarrant Express

Motorists can expect lane closures as new entrance and exit ramps are added to the TEXpress lanes of the North Tarrant Express, from the general highway lanes along the Texas 121-183 corridor at Hurstview Drive in Hurst.

The first construction phase began on Thursday evening, with building the new ramps expected to take about eight months, according to Ferrovial Agroman U.S. Corp., one of the firms overseeing the North Tarrant Express I-35W project.

 Total construction on the project will include the following lane closures:

·         Temporary reduction of both shoulders on the eastbound and westbound North Tarrant Express TEXpress Lanes on SH 121-183 at Hurstview Drive.

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·         The right auxiliary general highway lane on westbound Texas 121-183 from Forest Ridge Drive to Bedford Road and from Brown Trail to Hurstview Drive.

·         The right auxiliary general highway lane on eastbound Texas 121-183 from Precinct Line Road to Norwood Drive.

During construction, three lanes on Texas 121-183 will remain available to drivers at all times.

Planners expect mobility to improve to and from the general highways lanes and access to and from the TEXpress lanes with the addition of the eastbound and westbound ramps at Hurstview.

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The work is weather permitting. Updated closure information is available on the North Tarrant Express’ Twitter (@NTExpress) and Facebook ( sites.

More information on the North Tarrant Express project is available at

The $2.1 billion North Tarrant Express project, which began in 2010 and was completed in October 2015, rebuilt and expanded frontage lanes and main lanes, as well as the addition of bypass lanes and TEXpress managed lanes along Loop 820 and Texas 121-183 between Interstate 35W in Fort Worth and Industrial Boulevard (FM 156) in Euless.