Lancaster and West Vickery extension getting started

City of Fort Worth TexasResidents on the city’s Southside have a new connection to the central business district on the horizon. Construction is scheduled to begin this month on the Hemphill-Lamar connector project.

The construction contract for the Hemphill Street Underpass from Lancaster Avenue to West Vickery Boulevard has been awarded. This first phase of the project will construct the railroad bridge for the Union Pacific Railroad.

The second phase of the project will complete the underpass and roadway that connects Lancaster Avenue to West Vickery Boulevard.

Construction is expected to last approximately 30 months with completion in early 2020.

Total cost of the project is $53 million with the city contributing $26.6 million. The remaining funding will come from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas Department of Transportation and Tarrant County.

To learn more about the project, contact Project Manager Michael Weiss at 817-392-8485.

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