CHISHOLM TRAIL PARKWAY PLANNED TO OPEN TO TRAFFIC IN MAY
28-mile toll road runs from Tarrant County to Johnson County
PLANO, Texas – Feb. 10, 2014 – The opening of the North Texas Tollway Authority’s Chisholm Trail Parkway is fast approaching. The new toll road is scheduled to open to traffic in May 2014. The 27.6 mile toll road extends from Fort Worth’s business district south to U.S. 67 in Cleburne.
“It’s been 50 years in the making and soon the Chisholm Trail Parkway will be a reality, the NTTA’s first roadway in Tarrant and Johnson counties,” said NTTA Board Chairman Kenneth Barr. “The Chisholm Trail Parkway is an important roadway that will alleviate congestion and create more direct routes for those who travel between Fort Worth and Cleburne.”
The CTP is an all-electronic tolling facility; there is no need for tollbooths. An NTTA TollTag is the least expensive and most convenient way to travel on the CTP and area toll roads. ZipCash users, the NTTA’s pay-by-mail customers, pay 50 percent more for tolls to reflect the higher cost of collection. A new, $20 entry-level TollTag is now available for infrequent users.
Motorists traveling along the parkway will notice the modern zigzag motif and southwest buff color on the walls of the Chisholm Trail Parkway which pay homage to the Texas and Pacific rail station in downtown Fort Worth. In addition, large-scale mosaic tile murals will be featured on six columns or monuments of the CTP.
The entire $1.4 billion toll road will open on the same day in May. Along with creating a new route through Southwest Fort Worth into Johnson County, the CTP will provide motorists with an alternative to Interstate 35W.
Construction on the CTP began in April 2010, and was fully underway by December 2011. The Texas Department of Transportation, a project partner, constructed an access improvement at the Interstate-20/State Highway 183 interchanges with the new CTP.
Posted speed limits for various sections of the CTP:
- Downtown Fort Worth to north of State Highway 183 - 50 mph
- SH 183 to Altamesa Boulevard/Dirks Road - 60 mph
- Altamesa Boulevard/Dirks Road to U.S. 67 - 70 mph
Individuals wishing to acquire an NTTA TollTag at no charge may do so online at NTTA.org, by calling (817) 731-6882, or in person at one of the NTTA’s Customer Service Centers or one of more than 200 Regional TollTag Partners in north Texas.
Special purple-and-white TCU TollTags will be available starting in winter 2014. Email us today at email@example.com and we will notify you when the TCU TollTags are available.
For more information about the CTP, please refer to the NTTA’s Chisholm Trail Parkway brochure, visit NTTA.org , contact us via email at: ChisholmTrail@NTTA.org or via phone at (817) 916-5105 in Tarrant County and (817) 202-9384 in Johnson County.