In a partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and with funding from growth in Proposition 1 revenues generated by oil and gas severance fees dedicated to highway improvements, this 2.5-mile segment will be reconstructed and widened to eight mainlanes. It will also add frontage roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks to improve access for the public.
Together with the original 11-mile Texas Clear Lanes project that was announced with a groundbreaking in November 2022, the total for the Southeast Connector is $2.1 billion. This represents the largest investment of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funds on any roadway project in the history of TxDOT’s Fort Worth District.
Construction is estimated to begin on this additional segment of I-820 in late 2024 and conclude as early as 2028. The core project that recently began will rebuild, widen, and transform the Interstate 20, I-820, and US 287 interchange in southeast Tarrant County. That initial phase will open in 2027.
Future phases of the Southeast Connector north of Village Creek Road on US 287 and east of Little Road on I-20 will progress as funding becomes available. The Southeast Connector project is being built by South-Point Constructors, a joint venture between Westlake-based Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. and Austin Bridge & Road Services L.P.