RTC awards $13 million to Tarrant, Parker transportation projects

By Scott Nishimura snishimura@bizpress.net

The Regional Transportation Council awarded more than $13 million to planned transportation projects in Tarrant and Parker counties, including Trinity River Trail extensions in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Westworth Village.

Combined with local federally-funded transportation credits, the projects total at least $43.5 million in value. The list, with RTC contribution:

  • Aledo: 0.4 mile of sidewalk along FM 5 to McAnally Intermediate School, from Autumnwood Drive to the school at Village Parkway, $ 325,000 RTC contribution.
  • Arlington: 0.5 mile extension of River Legacy Trail east to Texas 360, $1.15 million;
  • Arlington: Traffic signal and crosswalks at South Cooper Street and Snooty Fox Drive at Cooper Square Circle, $ 448,500;
  • Arlington: 1.7-mile extension of Lynn Creek Trail, on the west to Winter Pass Trail on the east, $2 million;
  • Euless: 0.8-mile Trails of Euless Western extension from FM 157 to Heritage Avenue, $ 1.27 million;
  • Fort Worth: 3.1-mile extension of Trinity Trails, from Handley Ederville Road to River Trails Park and Trinity Boulevard, $2.9 million;
  • Fort Worth: 0.5 mile of sidewalk and bike lanes on White Settlement Road, along a boulevard/bridge from near Adolph Street to Calvert Street, $3 million, plus a $26 million local contribution, with the money being part of the cost of building the bridge for the Trinity River Vision project;
  • Hurst: Sidewalk improvements around Harrison Lane Elementary and Hurst Junior High Schools, $ 703,678;
  • Keller: 0.6 mile of trail along the north side of Mount Gilead Road from Bourland Road to Woodborough Lane, $ 601,324;
  • Mansfield: 0.43 miles of trail along both sides of FM 157/Business 287, from West Oak Street to Town Park, $ 1.26 million;
  • Weatherford: 1-mile extension of the Town Creek Trail from Holland Lake Park and Holland Lake Drive west to Texas Drive at Washington Drive, $1.5 million;
  • Westworth Village: 1.9-mile extension of West Fork Trinity River Trail, along Pumphrey Drive south to Texas 183 and Tinker Drive, and along Roaring Springs Road to Carb Drive, and sidewalk improvements along White Settlement Road west of Holloway Street, and from Burton Hill Road east to the West Fork, $2.1 million.

The RTC is the COG’s independent transportation policy body. Its duties include the allocation of federal, state and regional transportation funds.

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Cities earn the transportation credits for building toll roads.