The drive on Interstate 35W between downtown and far north Fort Worth is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.
The Texas Department of Transportation and its private partners will soon begin a makeover of the highway so it can be expanded with toll lanes and be modernized, which will cost an estimated $1.6 billion in road work. The work zone will stretch from I-30 downtown to just south of Alliance Airport and will be in place through 2018.
What does this mean for people who live in or commute to Fort Worth for work? It means that you are now going to have to leave even earlier from your home to get wherever you’re going. Or if you’re able to, you should find a new route to avoid the likely constant traffic in the future.
It also means that you are going to have to be an even safer driver to avoid wrecks. These highways will be cluttered and more dangerous until their expansion work is completed.
As a car accident lawyer, I recognize that this construction could be a huge headache for Fort Worth residents and may cause a few possible car accidents along the way.
To ensure that you are keeping yourself and other drivers safe during this construction, please keep both eyes and your entire attention on the road. Construction on highways, especially in a heavily congested area like Fort Worth, can make it even more dangerous for distracted drivers who don’t have their full focus on the traffic at hand. There may also be workers on the sides of the roads that you need to be aware of at all times.
If you find yourself in a situation where a negligent or distracted driver hits you and causes you injury or harm, please seek out the help and advice of a personal injury lawyer.