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Lancaster and West Vickery extension getting started

Posted Aug. 10, 2017

Residents on the city’s Southside have a new connection to the central business district on the horizon. Construction is scheduled to begin this month on the Hemphill-Lamar connector project.

The construction contract for the Hemphill Street Underpass from Lancaster Avenue to West Vickery Boulevard has been awarded. This first phase of the project will construct the railroad bridge for the Union Pacific Railroad.

The second phase of the project will complete the underpass and roadway that connects Lancaster Avenue to West Vickery Boulevard.

Construction is expected to last approximately 30 months with completion in early 2020.

Total cost of the project is $53 million with the city contributing $26.6 million. The remaining funding will come from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas Department of Transportation and Tarrant County.

To learn more about the project, contact Project Manager Michael Weiss at 817-392-8485.

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City Council Budget Work Session on the FY18 Budget: 9 a.m. Aug. 17, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Monthly Informational Forum for Minority Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 2017; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Workforce Delivery Systems Committee: noon Aug. 17, 2017; Board Large Conference Room, 1320 S. University Drive Suite 600.
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Fort Worth Library Advisory Board: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2017; Chappell Meeting Room, Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd Street.
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Community Action Partners (CAP) Council : 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2017; First Floor Board Room, Fort Worth City Credit Union, 2309 Montgomery STreet.
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Regional Transportation Council : 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2017; North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011.
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Overton Woods Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 17, 2017; Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Rd..

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Commission: 6 p.m. Aug. 17, 2017; Conference Room, Tarrant Regional Water District, 800 E. Northside Drive.
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Southside, Riverside & Oakhurst Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2017; Andrew "Doc" Session Community Center, 201 South Sylvania Ave.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18, 2017; PharmFab Conference Room #116, First Floor, James E. Guinn Building, 1150 South Freeway.
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City Council Budget Session Work Session on the FY18 Budget: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Walking Town hall: 10 a.m. Aug. 19, 2017; To be determined.

Como Kids Back to School Bash: noon Aug. 19, 2017; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

2018 Bond Election Public Meeting District 5: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2017; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty Street.

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 22, 2017; City Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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