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Government DFW Connector ramps to open on Thursday

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Ramps connecting southbound William D. Tate Avenue to southbound State Highway 121 and southbound Texas 360 in Grapevine are planned to open on Thursday, according to city officials.

The Nov. 12 opening is part of the DFW Connector project, a $1.1-billion effort to improve mobility along Texas 114 and Texas 121 that began in February 2015. The new ramps’ planned openings come more than one year ahead of schedule.

Reconstruction of the Texas 121/360 interchange was included as part of the DFW Connector, but initially about $1 billion in funds were available. For that reason, certain elements of the project, including construction at the south end of the DFW Connector, were removed from the contract, according to officials with project contractor NorthGate Constructors.

In 2014, funds became available for construction of two new ramps in this area. The new ramps are expected to provide better access to Texas 121/360 and allow drivers to bypass the Stone Myers Parkway intersection. Residents in Grapevine also are expected to see less congestion and improved safety in this area.

“We are excited the connection between northwest Grapevine and south Grapevine will soon be easier for residents and visitors. This critical piece of infrastructure will enhance the quality of life of all of our residents by reducing congestion on the 121 service road as well,” said Bruno Rumbelow, Grapevine city manager, commenting in a news release.

The city of Grapevine will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 12 to celebrate the opening. The ramps will open to the public that evening. More information is available by contacting city of Grapevine spokewoman Mona Burk at mburk@grapevinetexas.gov or 817-410-3463.

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