State Highway(SH) 360 connects Mansfield, Grand Prairie and Arlington to I-20, I30, SH183 east/west corridors in Tarrant and Dallas Counties, and US 287 in Ellis County. A combined population of 1.8 million people in Tarrant County would be served with improved accessibility throughout these areas. SH161 is the only other north/south facility that serves the Metroplex between I-35E in Dallas and I-35W in Fort Worth. Not only does SH360 provide direct access to DFW Airport for residents and major employers, it also provides regional access to some rapidly growing development zones including the Great Southwest Industrial District, the Arlington Entertainment District, the University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, the recently opened Grand Prairie Premium Outlet Mall, and downtown Arlington.
What the future hold for those in the SH360 corridor?
The SH 360 South Project is a $330 million design-build construction project in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments and local cities and counties to improve mobility, enhance safety and connect communities. Once complete, the toll road will be operated by NTTA.
Beginning in fall 2015, the 9.7-mile project will stretch from Green Oaks Boulevard to US 287. The project will provide through lanes that will improve mobility throughout the rapidly developing corridor in addition to improving traffic flow for local businesses and residents along the SH 360 frontage roads. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late 2017. Construction management for the design-build project is led by the Lane | Abrams Joint Venture.