North Tarrant Express helps Texas agency earn national award

The North Tarrant Express project has helped the Texas Department of Transportation earn national honors.

The North Tarrant Express has helped more than mobility; the project also has helped the Texas Department of Transportation earn a national award.

Specifically, the highway construction project’s cost-saving and efficiency efforts helped TxDOT receive an award in the Under Budget category from America’s Transportation Awards for the Western Region states.

“This project will provide daily congestion relief to more than 177,000 drivers. We are proud to deliver it under budget and ahead of schedule,” said Joe Weber, TxDOT executive director, in a news release.

The project rebuilt and expanded 13.3 miles of the Dallas-Fort Worth highways, improving conditions for motorists and freight traffic.

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Reconstruction of the corridor along Loop 820 and state highways 121 and 183 has been a regional need for decades, wrote Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley in a letter to TxDOT.

“Since its opening last October, we have already seen vast improvements in mobility along the corridor and significantly increase economic activity,” Whitley said.

Using public-private partnerships to construct the North Tarrant Express, TxDOT completed the project nine months ahead of schedule, saving taxpayer dollars and reducing inconvenience to motorists.