Media Contact: Brian Murnahan
TEXRail Public Involvement
(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) September 12, 2018 – Weather permitting, Spur 280 Westbound (WB) will be closed beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, while the eastbound portion of the highway will be closed between 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.
Out of an abundance of caution, the highway closures are taking place to ensure the safety of both drivers and the construction crews beneath Spur 280 during the construction of a railroad bridge below the traffic flyover as well as construction activity occurring on the WB Spur 280 Bridge. Traffic will be detoured:
Westbound or into downtown Fort Worth:
- I-30 to the Lancaster or Henderson exits
- I-35 to the Belknap exit (Belknap will be closed overnight due to I-35 construction, requiring motorists to use I-30 during the overnight hours)
Eeastbound or out of downtown Fort Worth
- I-30 enter from either Lancaster or Henderson
- I-35 enter from Weatherford
The Spur 280 road closures are part of the TEXRail project, the new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from Downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B. The line is scheduled to begin service in January 2019.
About Trinity Metro
Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 10 million passenger trips on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is governed by an 11-member board of directors, consisting of eight Fort Worth City Council appointments and three Tarrant County Commissioners Court appointments.