NTE Mobility Partners has inaugurated the new highway section of the North Tarrant Express 35W project. This section, which occupies the 23rd position in the list of the most congested roads in the state, has an investment of 1.4 billion dollars for the construction of 10.5 km of highway. The newly opened section will extend from Northside Dr. to the 820 / 35W interchange.
The North Tarrant Express
(NTE) 35 W project, which began in May 2014, includes the complete reconstruction of the side roads, the general highway lines and the addition of two TEXpress managed lanes
in each direction. The final section of the North Tarrant Express 35W project from Northside Drive south to I-30 is scheduled to open later this year.
The new section of the road consists of new ramps and additional connections to and from the general roads of the highway and the TEXpress Lanes. Drivers can choose to travel on the reconstructed general highway, the bypass and the service road without charge, or use the TEXpress Lanes, which would be a faster and more direct trip
through the corridor.
, CEO of NTE Mobility Partners, expressed through a statement that this public-private partnership is offering a more convenient and safe road corridor in North Texas.
"We are proud to fulfil our commitment to alleviate congestion in one of the busiest corridors in the state," said González.
Opening ahead of schedule
The design and construction method
played an important role in the early opening of this section of the highway because the contractor could work in all areas of the corridor simultaneously. This has allowed an accelerated schedule
and the new road to be built years before the traditional construction time line.
"We have a phenomenal track record of delivering roadways in North Texas early and it is largely due to our team of dedicated employees and local subcontractors unmatched experience on large, complex mega-projects," said Miguel Alonso
, CEO for North Tarrant Infrastructure, the project contractor. "Community outreach, traffic management, and innovation, such as the dirt-moving conveyor belt built over I-35W, have contributed to the delivery of this phase of the project ahead of schedule."
About the NTE highway
The Dallas-Fort Worth axis is one of the most saturated in the US. Many of the vehicles that circulate will be able to choose this new highway when it opens to traffic, because it offers a faster, more reliable and safer transport.
The North Tarrant Express (NTE) project team has been awarded nationally with two awards from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association
, for their efforts in caring for the environment and in community relations
during the project, highlighting the implementation of the Integral Program of Protection of the Environment, the fruitful investigation of almost 300 plots to identify and mitigate the pre-existence of hazardous materials; and the search for solutions with sustainable natural resources
for their application in unforeseen problems during construction.