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Work begins on First Street pedestrian improvements

Posted Oct. 6, 2017

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Construction is underway on pedestrian improvements to enhance access and connectivity from First Street to Third Street downtown.

Construction is expected to take about 150 days and will include adding sidewalks, ramps, pedestrian lighting, landscaping and bridge improvements. Infrequent detours can be expected as work takes place under the bridge.

Downtown Fort Worth Inc. is managing the project on behalf of the City of Fort Worth; Fain Group is the contractor.

Due to concerns raised by Downtown Fort Worth Inc. (DFWI) and other stakeholders regarding the closure of First Street during the Tower 55 negotiations, the City of Fort Worth received $750,000 from BNSF to pass through to DFWI for design work and to construct pedestrian improvements.

Tower 55 is at the junction of the Union Pacific and BNSF lines, roughly at the intersection of I-30 and I-35. The project included at-grade improvements to relieve congestion at one of the nation’s busiest railroad crossings, including adding track, sidings, upgrades to bridges and other infrastructure. The $103 million project closed four street crossings, including First Street.

To learn more, contact Sevanne Steiner at 817-392-8012.

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