North Tarrant Express Project Has Potential to Grow by $1 Billion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that transportation officials and the private developers of the I-35 West expansion project (North Tarrant Express) are “considering adding new lanes, ramps and other features that would extend the project several miles to the north, south and west.” The newspaper adds, “The additional work, if approved, likely will add more than a billion dollars to the final price tag. . . . However, the state transportation department isn’t funding the bill entirely with tax dollars. Instead, North Tarrant Infrastructure and its partners are bringing private-sector dollars to the project, with the expectation that they will be repaid with toll proceeds.”