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Posted on: September 15, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Benbrook Boulevard/US 377 Construction to Begin

Texas Department of Transportation

For Immediate Release Sept. 15, 2014


U.S. 377/Benbrook Boulevard
TxDOT and the City of Benbrook to start construction

FORT WORTH — Beginning this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the City of Benbrook, will start the $19 million reconstruction of Benbrook Boulevard/U.S. 377 in Benbrook from Interstate 20 to Winscott Road/Lakeway Drive. The 1.3-mile project, which will improve mobility and safety, will consist of the widening of Benbrook Boulevard/U.S. 377 from four to six lanes, the addition of raised curb medians with left turn bays and the installation of curbs and gutters. After construction, the City of Benbrook will beautify the area with additional landscaping.

“Benbrook Boulevard/U.S. 377 is the heart of our City and we are looking forward to the improvements this expansion project will provide us,” said Benbrook Mayor Dr. Jerry Dittrich. “We realize that it will be inconvenient to travel in this area over the next two years, but we hope we will minimize issues, congestion and confusion through timely communication. We want our citizens and businesses to thrive, be safe and build a better Benbrook for the future.”

During the majority of construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Daytime closures and multi-lane closures resulting from traffic switches will occasionally be necessary, but most of the construction will be behind barriers and major intersections will continue to have left turn lanes.

“The reconstruction of Benbrook Boulevard/U.S. 377 will greatly improve safety for motorists and reduce congestion,” said Fort Worth District Engineer Brian Barth. “It will continue to serve as an important thoroughfare in Southwest Tarrant County.”

The project was awarded to Sterling Delaware Holding Co. and is estimated for completion in 2017.

For up-to-date project information, current road closures and to sign-up for e-mail alerts on construction activity, log on to: www.benbrookboulevard.com

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists, and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this project as quickly and as safely as possible. You can see all Texas road conditions by visiting: www.drivetexas.org.

For more information, contact TxDOT PIO Val Lopez at Val.Lopez@txdot.gov or (817) 370-6630.

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Texas Department of Transportation
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