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Extended closure of Spur 280, I-35W begins Thursday

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Motorists heading north from downtown Fort Worth may want to reconsider their commuting options for the next two months as construction closes the eastbound Spur 280 connector to northbound Interstate 35W.

The closure begins Thursday July 21, according to Ferrovial Agroman U.S. Corp., one of the firms overseeing teh North Tarrant Express I-35W project.

Motorists traveling westbound on Spur 280 connecting to northbound I-35W will not be impacted.  In addition motorists leaving downtown will be able to continue traveling eastbound on Spur 280. 

The recommended alternate route is to take the eastbound Spur 280 connector to I-35W south, exit Rosedale Street, and make a U-turn to access the on-ramp to northbound I-35W.

The work is part of the $1.4 billion North Tarrant Express 35W project, which includes a section ranked sixth on the state’s most congested roadway list. That’s along 6.5 miles of I-35W from north of Interstate 30 to north of Loop 820 including the I-35W/820 interchange in Fort Worth. The project includes the reconstruction of main lanes and the addition of TEXpress managed lanes.

Closures are subject to weather conditions, and construction activities may be postponed if necessary. More information is available at

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