For residents living in the Westpoint area of west Fort Worth, several large properties that have been vacant for years are now under contract to be sold. The developers have all filled out pre-application paperwork with The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for housing tax credits and are showing that they will be building multi-family housing units on the properties. Continue reading
The zip line equipment at Splash Dayz is coming down. City Council members approved the removal of the equipment last month after several cost estimates were presented on the project. Continue reading
Electrical lines that are located over Interstate 30 at the Chapel Creek Bridge need to be relocated before the bridge project can get underway.
Oncor crews are working on the power line relocation. However, the Texas Department of Transportation has delayed the contractor bid opening until November 2016. That means construction is now anticipated to begin February 2017.
The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced with a new six-lane bridge over I-30. A turnaround bridge will also be constructed on the east side of the new bridge.
An abundance of phone calls and e-mails have flooded The Grizzly Detail Newspaper wanting to know what is happening at the old Lockheed Martin facility in Westpoint. Lockheed didn’t own but rented the space for many years. Here’s what we know folks. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
The remediation process to clean up the fuel contamination along Cherry Lane continues as the emergency crew from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is still on site working. Discovered by a contractor doing road work in January, the soil contamination has caused the complete shutdown of the southern section of Cherry Lane. Continue reading
by Ben Posey
State officials plan to improve safety on six miles of Texas 199, a corridor that many Fort Worth drivers refer to as one of the most dangerous in the region. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
At their February meeting the Benbrook City Council considered an annual update to the capital improvements program section of their comprehensive plan. This is done yearly and gives the City a plan on the projects they will focus on in the near future.
An overview of the projects that have been completed in the current comprehensive plan was given. These included road extensions, alley system construction, and erosion projects. One project from the current comprehensive plan that is still ongoing is the overhaul of Benbrook Boulevard/377. Continue reading
Funding is lined up for the expansion of the Chapel Creek Boulevard bridge over Interstate 30.
The city council passed a funding agreement with TxDOT to help fund the nearly $14 million project. TxDOT will be contributing $591,924, while the city is contributing about $4 million. The rest of the funding comes from the Federal Highway Administration.
The city plans to expand the bridge on Chapel Creek Boulevard from two lanes to four lanes and also add two left turn lanes and a U-turn lane. Construction is expected to begin in the fall and finish in Spring 2018.
Some survivors of serious accidents and a group of elected officials in Northwest Tarrant County including State Rep. Charlie Geren and the Mayor of Lake Worth will make a plea to the Texas Department of Transportation for a share of $1.3 billion being made available to ease traffic congestion. Continue reading
As work was getting underway last week on the final portion of Cherry Lane that is getting overhauled the contractor carrying out the work contacted the City with a potential issue. On January 13, the contractor reported the possibility of contaminated soil in the area of the 2000 block of South Cherry Lane. Public Works Director Robert Smith met with the contractor, then contacted the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, who confirmed that a fuel contamination was present at the location. TCEQ sent an emergency crew to the area and is handling the remediation of this issue. Continue reading
At a recent meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), the Chapel Creek Neighborhood Association (CCNA) members were informed that the project to widen the Chapel Creek bridge over I-30 has been fully funded. Continue reading
It seems orange barrels are everywhere. To help you move around Fort Worth easier, here are four important road closures you should know about: Continue reading