Breaking Ground on the DFW Connector

April 9, 2010

GRAPEVINE -- Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, joined state, federal and local leaders for the groundbreaking ceremony of DFW Connector, a transportation project designed to relieve congestion at the interchange of several state highways that converge north of DFW Airport.

The DFW Connector is dedicated to improving mobility along SH 114 and SH 121 in a safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally sensitive manner. Construction begins in early 2010 on 8.4 miles of the 14.4-mile project to rebuild the corridor through Southlake, Grapevine and the north edge of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The $1.02 billion project is completely publicly funded using $250 million in ARRA funds, $107 million from Proposition 14 funds, and $667 million in gas tax revenues. At its widest point on SH 114, the DFW Connector will have up to 24 lanes, including 14 main lanes, four toll-managed lanes and six frontage road lanes. This project is estimated to be complete by 2014.

For more information about the DFW Connector or for regular traffic updates, visit www.dfwconnector.com.