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Posted on: January 22, 2021
[ARCHIVED] HASLET PARKWAY (ATHAIP) PROJECT BEGINS UPDATE 2/25/2021
Update: 2/25/2021 TxDOT has begun the Haslet Parkway Project. ROAD WORK AHEAD signs will be placed on Harmon Road and the I-35W frontage road, and END ROAD WORK placed on Harmon. No traffic disruption is expected at this time.
The Haslet Parkway Project (formal name is the AllianceTexas/Haslet Accessibility Project (ATHAIP)) will connect the SH170/I-35W intersection with FM 156 as a 4-lane divided parkway within 120-foot right-of-way, and design speed of 45 MPH. Additionally, Intermodal Parkway will be extended from its current terminus at Transport Drive south to the new segment, which will be called Haslet Parkway. This section is designed to facilitate the movement of trucks from the BNSF Intermodal Facility as well as those logistics operations located in Haslet at Alliance Airport to I-35W and SH170. Avondale Haslet will also be expanded to 4 lanes from FM156 to 3,000 feet past the BNSF tracks in anticipation of tying in with future road expansions planned by Fort Worth. This project will be constructed in two phases. Phase I is scheduled to begin construction by March 2, 2021. You may have noticed activity around the alignment as private gas companies lower lines and the contractor prepares for construction which will last approximately eighteen (18) months. This phase of the project will have very little impact upon traffic. Phase 2 will begin once rights-of-way are acquired and franchise utilities have been relocated. Updates to the timing of Phase 2 will be posted when more information is available. Both Phases of the Haslet Parkway (ATHAIP) project can be seen on the project map.
This project has been in the works for many years and is a prime example of regional cooperation by many different entities. The City of Haslet applied for and received a US Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant in the amount of $20,000,000 for the proposed project in 2018 with the assistance of the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The project was submitted through the required application process and competed with other regional projects for funding. The project was evaluated for award using several criteria including safety improvement, quality of life, project readiness, and regional project benefits.
Haslet Mayor Bob Golden commented at the time of receiving the award that he “is very grateful for the awarding of this BUILD Grant. Building and/or improving this road through Haslet will greatly benefit our citizens as well as those in surrounding communities. East-west movement in this part of Tarrant County will dramatically improve once this project is completed. A sincere thanks goes out to all our partners who helped make this possible. This was definitely a team win!”
Project Updates will be posted to the city’s website and social media pages as information becomes available. This is a TxDOT-managed project.
Haslet Staff contact is Travis Attanasio, PE, CFM, Haslet City Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org.