April 9, 2010 · Filed Under Events and News 


The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) is pleased to let you know that Fort Worth motorists will soon see signs of progress on Southwest Parkway (SWP) as construction activities begin in mid-April 2010. 

To begin construction on this regional mobility project, NTTA construction teams must close various lanes of traffic on some streets and completely close other streets. 

The NTTA is contacting area homeowners’ associations (HOA) and other organizations to inform the public and raise motorists’ awareness about these upcoming closures. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word to your HOA members. Details are below: 

  • On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, NTTA crews will close the north- and southbound inside (left) lanes of Hulen Street from Stonegate Boulevard to Hulen Place to remove parts of the concrete medians to allow temporary pavement to be installed. When this work is complete, traffic on northbound Hulen Street will be diverted onto the west half of the Hulen Street bridge. This will create one lane of traffic in each direction on the west half of the Hulen Street Bridge across the Union Pacific Railroad’s (UPRR) Davidson Yard. 
  • Also on April 13, 2010, crews will close the right traffic lane on eastbound West Vickery Boulevard immediately west of Hulen Street to facilitate construction immediately to the south of the UPRR’s Davidson Yard.    
  • Beginning Tuesday, April 20, 2010, crews will close both the Rosedale Street connector entrance and exit to Interstate Highway (I) 30 to allow for bridge demolition and reconstruction. Afterward, drivers will no longer be able to make a direct connection to Forest Park Boulevard off West Vickery Boulevard. All eastbound traffic on West Vickery Boulevard will be redirected onto West Rosedale Street via southbound University Drive or onto eastbound I-30 under the Rosedale Street connector ramps. In addition, the right lane of eastbound I-30 will be turned into an exit only lane for University Drive. From eastbound I-30, exits 11 (to Montgomery St.), 12A (to University Dr.), 12C (to Forest Park Blvd.), and 13B (to Summit Ave.) all provide alternate routes to the Hospital District and points southeast of I-30 and the Trinity River. 
  • These closures will be ongoing through April 2011.  

NTTA construction crews will remove these closures as soon as practical, but motorists can expect them to be in place for up to one year. 

Attached to this letter is a handout containing maps showing the closure locations and providing alternate route information for motorists. Click to view: MAPS.

For the electronic version of this handout, go to

We have also attached a copy of the latest Southwest Parkway corridor progress report, a document that our communications team prepares monthly and distributes to interested individuals and organizations. Click to view: PROGRESS REPORT.

About Southwest Parkway

The NTTA is partnering with the City of Fort Worth, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), UPRR and Tarrant County on the 8.7-mile limited access toll road that extends from  I-30 to Altamesa Boulevard. In October 2008, this project was combined with a six-mile section of SWP being developed by TxDOT as well as the 13-mile Chisholm Trail Parkway, also being developed by TxDOT. 

The combined SWP/Chisholm Trail Parkway project is 28 miles long and extends from I-30 in Fort Worth to U.S. 67 in Johnson County.

While the NTTA has not formally accepted the SWP project, the Authority is committed to advancing the project to meet the region’s transportation needs.

The NTTA sincerely appreciates your patience and understanding during the construction of the Southwest Parkway in Fort Worth. If our Southwest Parkway corridor team can be of further assistance, please contact us at (817) 332-0404.

Gerald Carrigan
Assistant Executive Director
Project Delivery


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