IH 30 Corridor History
The development of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Turnpike began more than sixty years ago. In October 1944, a preliminary report on an expressway through and between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth was submitted to the State Highway Engineer. Due to the estimated high cost for the section between the Fort Worth Central Business District (CBD) and Dallas CBD, construction was postponed.
To further develop the proposed highway between Fort Worth and Dallas, the 53rd Texas legislature created the Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA) on May 21, 1953. On June 14, 1955, the TTA sold $58.5 million in revenue bonds to construct the turnpike. By August 27, 1957, the new Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike was opened to traffic. Read full history
IH 30 / SH 360 Future
- Direct Connect ramps between I-30 and SH 360
- Interstate 30
a. Reconstruct main lanes with the addition of auxiliary lanes between Cooper St and SH 161
b. Construction of eastbound and westbound collector-distributor/frontage roads between Ballpark Way and Six Flags Dr
- State Highway 360
a. Reconstruct main lanes, local access ramps, and frontage roads
b. One lane added in each direction between Brown Blvd/Ave K and Road to Six Flags
c. Construct sidewalks and shared-use bicycle accommodations on frontage roads
- Intersection Improvements
At Brown Blvd/Ave K, Lamar Blvd/Ave H, Six Flags Dr and Ballpark Way
- The project improves mobility, connectivity and safety.
- Construction will begin spring 2016 and is scheduled for completion in 2020.
- Proposition 1 funding was used to fund the majority of the project’s $233 million cost. This is the largest Prop 1 funded project in the state.
- In 2013, I-30 carried 140,000 vehicles per day and SH 360 carried 170,000 vehicles per day through the project area. In 2035, projected daily volumes are 235,000 for I-30 and 234,000 for SH 360.
- Lane closures are allowed Monday through Saturday in off-peak hours (9 a.m. — 3 p.m., 8 p.m. — 5 a.m.) and all day Sunday.
- Access will continue to be maintained throughout this project to and from the AT&T Way/ Baird Farm Rd access ramp. The HOV/Managed lane will be closed during construction between President George Bush Turnpike and Ballpark Way.
- The project includes three incentive milestones with a maximum incentive available to the contractor of $3.9 million.