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East Loop 820 project making progress

Posted July 8, 2019

aerial shot of progress
This aerial shot, looking north above the East 820 Loop, shows work being done to add additional lanes in each direction.

The Texas Department of Transportation continues to make progress on the East Loop 820 project, a $174 million job that is reconstructing I-820 between Randol Mill Road and Pipeline Road, building additional lanes in each direction, replacing the Trinity River bridges and creating 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.

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 the Keep820Moving website.

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