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Fort Worth Mayor Announces $20M Grant for East Lancaster Avenue Corridor Reconstruction

FORT WORTH, TX — The Biden-Harris Administration announces that the City of Fort Worth’s Transportation & Public Works Department, (TPW) in partnership with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), will receive a federal grant for $20 million toward the reconstruction of the East Lancaster Avenue corridor.

“As the fastest growing big city in the country, it is vital that we champion dynamic and innovative transportation projects," Mayor Mattie Parker said. "I am thrilled to see this federal grant opportunity come through to advance a needed next-generation mobility investment that will pay dividends into building out a more connected, accessible, and economically thriving East Lancaster area.”

The RAISE grant program, expanded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supports communities of all sizes, with half of the FY2023 funding going to rural areas and the other half to urban areas. Fort Worth is one of 162 locations to receive funds for community-led infrastructure projects as part of the Investing in America agenda.

Part of a larger plan, the East Lancaster Corridor project, led by the city’s Transportation & Public Works Department, is the reconstruction of East Lancaster Avenue from downtown to the Arlington city limits. The project is envisioned to include high-capacity transit, dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths, next-generation technology, and lighting. The mission is to support residents’ accessibility to proper jobs in this high-density housing area.

“This funding commitment shows that data-driven planning, project development, and partnerships with local, regional, and state agencies are critical to demonstrating that this is a project of local and national significance,” said Kelly Porter, TPW’s Assistant Director, Regional Transportation and Innovation Division.

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