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New funding will make stretch of Jacksboro Highway safer

Posted March 14, 2016

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State officials plan to improve safety on six miles of Texas 199, a corridor that many Fort Worth drivers refer to one of the most dangerous in the region.

The Texas Department of Transportation plans to spend $300 million on the roadway, often called Jacksboro Highway, by 2020. The work area will extend from Farm to Market Road 1886, known as Confederate Park Road, near Azle south to Loop 820, where Fort Worth meets Sansom Park and Lake Worth.

This spring, TxDOT will install concrete median barriers west of the Lake Worth Bridge to prevent head-on crashes. A longer-term fix will be built, likely in 2017, from FM 1886 to Loop 820.

Finally, a full redesign and reconstruction of the Texas 199/Northwest Loop 820 interchange could be built as soon as 2020 at a projected cost of $210 million.

The improvements are a result of new funding from Proposition 1, approved by Texas voters in 2014 and allowing for part of the revenue from oil and gas drilling to go toward road improvements. Further funds are expected from Proposition 7, approved in 2015 to allow part of general sales tax and motor vehicle sales tax revenues to go toward highway work.

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