North Tarrant Express 35W

Location: Fort Worth, TexasLength: 10.1 MilesProject Value: $1.6 Billion
The project utilized nearly 1,000 firms during construction including more than 810 Texas based firms and 740 DFW Metroplex based.

The $1.6 billion North Tarrant Express 35W project spans 10.1 miles from I-30 in downtown Fort Worth to just south of the North Tarrant Parkway. The project was constructed in two segments.

The $1.4 billion Segment 3A was developed by a Cintra-led consortium under a CDA agreement. This segment consists of 6.5 miles of I-35W from the I-30 interchange north to I-820 south through a regionally supported managed lane system. Ferrovial Agroman and Webber completed the project two months ahead of schedule as a design-build joint venture. The P3 process accelerated the project delivery by several years. The project consisted of reconstructing the general purpose lanes and frontage roads along the corridor, new construction of two managed toll lanes per direction and the implementation of a dynamic pricing toll system.

Segment 3B, which includes 3.6 miles of I-35W from I-820 to just south of the North Tarrant Parkway, was financed, designed and built by the Texas Department of Transportation. This segment opened in July 2017, and is now being operated and maintained by the consortium.

This project has improved mobility by adding additional road capacity through a combination of general purpose lanes and continuous frontage roads, along with managed toll lanes that use dynamic pricing to keep traffic moving. It also provides direct access for residents of north Tarrant County to employment opportunities in the Fort Worth central business district.

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