$1.1 Billion DFW Connector (The Funnel) opens$1.1 Billion DFW Connector (The Funnel) openshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=62842013-09-20T08:14:00Z2013-09-19T10:00:00Z

DFW - The DFW Connector project recently held its ribbon cutting. The $1.1 billion project has transformed an 8.4-mile stretch of SH 114 and SH 121, which meet on the north end of DFW International Airport.

More than 180,000 motorists currently utilize the DFW Connector project in their commute. By 2030, the volume of traffic is expected to reach 359,000 motorists daily.

The project involved building 39 bridges and erecting more than 100 retaining walls. More than 3.5 million cubic yards of material was excavated, almost 570,000 cubic yards of concrete was poured and more than 50 million pounds of steel was used for the concrete paving.

Financing for the project was obtained from

  • $261 million — American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • $696 million — TxDOT
  • $177 million — bonds

The DFW Connector was finished in just more than three-and-a-half years, nine months ahead of the original competition date.

Check out more at DFW $1.1B connector erector set and A look at DFW highway funding.

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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Infrastructure & Transportation
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