I-35W is Main Street USA, but it’s no longer a reliable road for residents, commuters and visitors to our region.
Transportation dignitaries break ground on Segment 3A of I-35W
An introduction to the 35W Coalition
Since the Coalition’s founding in early 2006, our group has focused efforts on advancing improvements to I-35W from downtown Fort Worth into Denton County. The north-south interstate corridor is a vital trade route, connecting Mexico with Canada. More importantly, it is the primary corridor for residents and businesses in the Tarrant County region, which is the fastest-growing region in the country.
The Coalition has been successful in advancing improvements to IH 820 and Airport Freeway (SH 121/183) between Fort Worth and Euless, vastly improving east-west connectivity. Our efforts have also helped advance work on the first two segments of construction along I-35W (known as Segments 3A and 3B), which began in 2014. Within the next four years, Tarrant County will have a completely rebuilt and expanded highway corridor from downtown Fort Worth (I-30) to US 287/81.
Even with this progress, challenges remain for the Coalition: We must push for funding for Segment 3C, from US 287/81 to Eagle Parkway, and for the northern-most section of I-35W, which connects with I-35E.
Vic Vandergriff (right) – Texas Transportation Commissioner, discusses transportation issues
Interstate 35W during rush hour
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