Chisholm Trail Parkway
The sound of construction echoes along the Chisholm Trail Parkway, in Fort Worth. Crews are busy trying to get the toll road open in just three weeks.
The Chisholm Trail Parkway, from Fort Worth heading southwest, opens next month. But before cars use the new roadway, pedestrians and cyclists will get their chance.
North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) crews are working non-stop on a drainage system along Interstate-30 in Fort Worth. Part of the interstate near the Chisholm Trail Parkway construction zone was covered in water after this past weekend’s downpour.
Orange barrels have taken over part of I-30 near University Drive in Fort Worth. The Chisholm Trail Parkway project is the latest hot spot, but some drivers say the curvy road and detours are confusing and dangerous.
A new toll road is expected to feed a boom for Cleburne. And the small town’s Mayor is bracing for the same kind of explosive growth he saw years ago when he lived in Frisco.
It was an outcry that forced a major state agency to radically change their plans. Disgruntled residents in one Fort Worth area kept shouting until the NTTA finally heard them.