North Tarrant Express

Location: Fort Worth, TexasLength: 13.3 MilesProject Value: $2.1 Billion
“The new roadway is just blowing us up. Our AE economic development is through the roof. Not only new businesses but some of the existing businesses.” Oscar Trevino - Mayor of the City of North Richland Hills


In 2009, Cintra was chosen to lead a partnership that created the North Tarrant Express, a project that is improving mobility, relieving congestion and preparing for future growth along a corridor of highly traveled highways in North Texas. The project encompasses a 13.3-mile corridor along the north loop of I-820 and SH-121/183, from I-35W in north Fort Worth to FM 157 in eastern Tarrant County. Construction included rebuilding four-six general purpose lanes, rebuilding and expanding frontage roads, and adding four managed toll lanes.

Opened in October 2014, this new highway system has doubled existing road capacity in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most congested regions, reducing congestion significantly while helping improve regional air quality.

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: 62.97% Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.; 37.03% Meridiam
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