The North Tarrant Express project features 13.3 miles of NTE TEXpress Lanes on I-820 (Northeast Loop) and SH-121/183 (Airport Freeway), and another 10.1 miles of NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes on I-35W. In total, the North Tarrant Express project consists of 23.4 miles of TEXpress Lanes in Tarrant County to increase the capacity of the highways, reduce traffic congestion and give drivers more control over their daily commute. After nearly four years of construction, the first two segments of the NTE TEXpress Lanes were completed on October 4, 2014, approximately nine months ahead of schedule. The North Tarrant Express features upgraded general highway lanes and expanded continuous frontage roads on Northeast Loop 820, SH-121/183 Airport Freeway and I-35W. Plus four TEXpress Lanes have been added to the middle of the corridors. The NTE TEXpress Lanes connect to TxDOT’s SH-183 TEXpress Lanes (Industrial Boulevard).
These two expansive reconstruction projects are successfully alleviating traffic congestion along two of the busiest highway corridors in the North Texas and the state, with more than 200,000 cars traveling the stretch daily.
NTE TEXpress Lanes Project Overview
The North Tarrant Express project includes 13.3 miles of NTE TEXpress Lanes on NE Loop 820 and SH-121/183 Airport Freeway. As of 2018, the project also extends 10.1 miles of NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes along I-35W from downtown Fort Worth to north of US 287. These tolled express lanes were designed to provide drivers with faster, more reliable trips and no stop-and-go driving.
NTE TEXpress Lanes Maps
Be sure to visit our maps page to get a birdseye view of the entire North Tarrant Express project, which encompasses NTE TEXpress Lanes on Northeast Loop 820, SH-121/183 Airport Freeway and NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes on I-35W from downtown Fort Worth to north of US 287.
NTE TEXpress Lanes on I-820
In addition to upgraded general highway lanes and expanded continuous frontage roads, four NTE TEXpress Lanes have been added to the middle of I-820 (Northeast Loop), from the North East Mall interchange to I-35W.
NTE TEXpress Lanes on SH-121/183
SH-121/183 (Airport Freeway) features four NTE TEXpress Lanes, from the North East Mall interchange to Industrial Boulevard, along with upgraded general highway lanes and expanded continuous frontage roads
NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes on I-35W
The 10.1 miles of north and south NTE 35W TEXpress Lanes on I-35W connect to the east and west NTE TEXpress Lanes on NE Loop 820 and SH-121/183 Airport Freeway.
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