Notorious Southeast Connector project in Tarrant County closer to being fixed

Traffic Congestion
Traffic Congestion (File Photo) Photo credit GettyImages

One of the most congested interchanges in the state is one step closer to being fixed.

The Texas Transportation Commission has conditionally selected South-Point Constructors as the design and build contractor for the Southeast Connector project in Tarrant County. That's the Interstate 20 - Loop 820 - Hwy 287 interchange, the design of which is severely outdated given the volume of traffic that flows through it.

Val Lopez with TxDOT says modernizing that interchange will be a very lengthy process. "Construction will begin next year, possibly during the Summer and will last through 2027" said Lopez.

The project involves reconstructing those interchanges and widening I-20 and Loop 820.

Lopez says there are still items to hammer out before South-Point Constructors can formally be awarded the contract.

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