North Tarrant Express 35W

Location: Fort Worth, TexasLength: 10.2 MilesProject Value: $1.4 Billion
The project will provide direct access for residents of the northern Tarrant County region to employment opportunities in the Fort Worth central business district.

North Tarrant Express 35W consists of 10.2 miles of I-35W located north of Fort Worth, Texas from downtown I-30 to US 287 in Northeast Tarrant County. The project is being developed in two major sections. Segment 3A is being developed by a consortium led by Cintra. The Texas Department of Transportation is financing and building Segment 3B. Once construction is complete, the consortium will operate and maintain both segments.

NTE 3A consists of 6.5 miles of I-35W from north of I-30 to north of I-820 through a regionally supported managed lane system. It is being designed and built concurrently to accelerate the project schedule by several years. The project consists of reconstructing the general purpose lanes and frontage roads along the corridor, new construction of two express lanes per direction and the implementation of a dynamic pricing toll system.

When complete, the project will improve mobility by almost doubling the existing road capacity to 145,000 annual average daily traffic with a combination of general purpose lanes and continuous frontage roads, along with managed toll lanes that will use dynamic pricing to keep traffic moving.

Facility Type: General purpose and tolled managed lanes
Start of Concession: 2009
End of Concession: 2061
Term of Concession: 52 years
Concession Company: NTE Mobility Partners
Client: Texas Department of Transportation
Equity Structure: 53.665% Cintra; 17.495% Meridiam; 28.85% APG
  • 6 - 35W just north of I-35W looking north

  • 6050- 35W at the 35W-820 interchange looking north(1)

  • DSC_7358 820 35W interchange looking west