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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: Southeast Connector – Reconstruct 1-20/1-820/US 287 Interchanges

Jun 27, 18 • In the Press, Progress, SETTP News1 Comment

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to reconstruct the 1-20, 1-820 and US 287 interchanges in southeast Tarrant County. The limits of proposed improvements include 1-20 from Forest Hill Drive to Park Springs Boulevard, 1-820 from 1-20 to Brentwood Stair Road and US 287 from Bishop Street to Sublett Road. Total length is approximately 16 miles. The proposed project is also referred to as the “Southeast Connector.” The purpose of the meeting is to present the recommended improvements and to receive public comments on the proposed project. The Public Meeting will be an open house format, with no formal presentation, held on:

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dunbar High School (Cafeteria)
5700 Ramey Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76112

Along 1-20 between 1-820 and US 287, the alternative analyses recommend reconstructing existing interchanges and adding general purpose lanes and collector-distributor road systems to separate traffic movements and eliminate weaving. Along 1-820 from 1-20 to US 287, 1-820 and US 287 run concurrently; the analyses recommend widening and reconstruction of the general purpose lanes to align travel lanes and reduce major weaving movements.
Throughout the project study limits, TxDOT is evaluating and recommending improvements promoting safety including reconstructing interchanges, widening or reconstructing general purpose lanes, modifying ramp locations to minimize weaving movements and eliminate left-hand exit ramps, reconstructing or providing additional frontage roads to incorporate shared use lanes that would accommodate vehicles and bicycles and adding sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians.

Maps and drawings reflecting the recommended alternative for operational improvements and other alternatives evaluated will be displayed at the Public Meeting. Information about the proposed project will also be available for public inspection at the TxDOT District Office, 2501 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

All interested persons are invited to attend this Public Meeting. Persons interested in attending the Public Meeting who have special communication and/or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact Tanya Fitzgerald at (817) 370-6610 at least five (5) work days prior to the Public Meeting. Requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should also be made at least five (5) work days prior to the Public Meeting. TxDOT will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs.

Verbal and written comments relative to the alternatives may be presented at the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted on or before Friday, August 3, 2018, to Texas Department of Transportation, Attention: Curtis Loftis, P.E., Project Manager, 2501 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, Texas 76133, to be included in the Public Meeting record. For additional information please contact Curtis Loftis, P.E. via phone (817) 370-6807 or e-mail:

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Corgan offers stackable design for skyports where Uber’s flying taxis will takeoff, land

Jun 1, 18 • SETTP NewsNo Comments

The competition is fierce to be the designer of flying ridesharing service Uber Air’s “skyports,” with four Dallas-Fort Worth architecture firms among the six national finalists for the contract for the futuristic facilities.

please read full article here.

Gas tax dollars, where does it go?

Feb 20, 18 • SETTP NewsNo Comments

The amount of money coming from the state and federal government for road construction is shrinking.

And a big chunk of the state’s gas tax that most of us expect to pay for roads is actually paying for other things.

In the world of make believe you gas up and go. In real life traffic, construction and toll roads are the reality.

Drivers such as Angie Fitzgerald are tired of paying the price.

First public hearing held on proposed bullet train

Feb 3, 18 • SETTP NewsNo Comments



SH360 South Project – July 2017 Update

Come hear Commissioner Victor Vandergriff next Wednesday!

October General Meeting Flyer


save the date


Save the Date!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Southeast Tarrant Transportation Partnership Breakfast
Fast Forward: Presenting the Future in Transportation
New Innovations and Solutions Ahead

Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
North Ballroom
2100 Southeast Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76018

Notice of Public Hearing, Committee: Transportation

Aug 15, 16 • In the Press, SETTP NewsNo Comments



COMMITTEE: Transportation
TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 14, 2016
PLACE: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Robert Nichols

The Committee will hear invited testimony only on the following topics and interim charges:

• Overview and update from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

• Monitor any new and anticipated revenue appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation and make recommendations that address project prioritization and selection, effectiveness of staffing levels and project delivery methods.

• Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:
1.Progress of the Texas Department of Transportation’s efforts to propose a plan to eliminate toll roads;
2.Removing eminent domain authority from private toll corporations;
3.Ending the issuing of any new debt from the Texas Mobility Fund(TMF) and prohibiting future use of the TMF on toll projects; and
4.The Sunset Advisory Commission’s review of the Department of Transportation.

SETT August General Meeting – TIME HAS CHANGED TO 8:00 AM

Aug 2, 16 • Progress, SETTP NewsNo Comments