North Tarrant Express Segments 1 & 2

NTE 1 and 2 involved the complete reconstruction of a heavily-traveled (AADT over 175,000), existing urban corridor in Fort Worth, Texas, with the addition of express (tolled) lanes. The project crosses six cities and involves multiple governmental and other stakeholders. Ferrovial Agroman led the design-build joint venture under a fixed-price, fixed-schedule contract. Work included construction of 84 bridges (76 bridges along main lanes, frontage roads and ramps; four railroad bridges); and four major direct connectors to two major interstate highways (IH35W and IH820). Seven major stream crossings and 25 highway/street crossings. 1.1 million tons of paving, 3.8 million square foot of deck area, 175 retaining walls (2.5 million square feet), 290,000 linear feet of pipes / culverts, 214,000 of drilled caisson shafts, 458,000 linear feet of prestressed concrete beams, 32 million pounds of rebar tied; and a NEPA reevaluation for the approval of alternative technical concepts. Coordination with 27 different utility owners to manage the 474 utility conflicts and 397 relocations. Right-of-way acquisition of 299 parcels, valued at $200 million, in 22 months. The project was completed in October 2014 nine months ahead of its contracted completion.


  • Title: North Tarrant Express Segments 1 & 2
  • Client: TxDOT
  • State: Texas