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East Loop 820 project gets underway

Posted Aug. 14, 2018

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Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Shingleton joined dignitaries from across Tarrant County to heave the first shovelful of dirt on the East Loop 820 project.

The Texas Department of Transportation broke ground this week on the East Loop 820 project, a $174 million job that will reconstruct I-820 between Randol Mill Road and Pipeline Road, build additional lanes in each direction, replace the Trinity River bridges and create new direct connectors to and from State Highway 121.

The three-mile project will improve mobility and safety for drivers in northeast Tarrant County through the I-820 bottleneck. The project is part of a $3.8 billion Texas Clear Lanes initiative by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature to improve mobility.

“This project will eliminate a major bottleneck and improve the quality of life for motorists,” said Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr.

The Texas Clear Lanes initiative was formed when Abbott called on the Texas Transportation Commission to develop a focused initiative to address the most congested chokepoints in Texas.

The East Loop 820 project was awarded to Flatiron Constructors Inc. of Austin. Construction is estimated for completion in 2022.

For up-to-date project information, current lane closures and to sign up for email alerts on construction activity, visit Keep820Moving.

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