Major construction begins on I-35W in Fort Worth

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by MARCUS MOORE

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Posted on May 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

FORT WORTH -- Construction began Thursday on a stretch of Interstate 35 West in Fort Worth. It's going to be a headache for thousands of drivers, but will eventually help ease congestion.

The plan is to rebuild 6.5 miles of existing lanes of I-35 W from Interstate 30 to north of the I-35/820 interchange. Crews will also be expanding frontage roads and they'll add two TEXpress lanes.

The project will cost about $1.4 billion and should be completed in 2018.

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