Southeast Connector

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to make improvements at the interchanges at I-820, I-20 and US 287 in Tarrant County. These include short-term and long-term roadway and operational improvements on the each of the three interchanges that are within the 16.5 miles of the project’s study limits.

The improvements would require an additional 22.6 acres of right of way, along with 3.3 acres of permanent easements. The project would cause the displacement of 23 residences and 19 non-residential structures. According to TxDOT’s timeline found in their public meeting presentation that was held in June 2020, ROW acquisition is currently ongoing until 2023 while construction is anticipated to begin sometime this winter.

TxDOT in Tarrant County: Southeast Connector Project

TxDOT is working on a major roadway project in Tarrant County. The Southeast Connector project will reconstruct and widen I-20, I-820 and US 287, including the three major interchanges for each highway. The project will also include the creation of bicycle/pedestrian accommodations including shared-use paths and sidewalks along frontage roads and at cross-street intersections.  The total project length is 16 miles. The Southeast Connector project will require approximately 22 acres of right-of-way. TxDOT predicts that this could result in 23 residential displacements and 19 commercial displacements. The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the final environmental assessment were made available for public review in September 2020. The next steps for the project will be right-of-way acquisition.

Map of the project from TxDOT study