Chisholm Trail Parkway

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Chisholm Trail Parkway
Southwest Parkway
Route information
Maintained by NTTA
Length: 27.6 mi[1] (44.4 km)
Existed: May 11, 2014 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 67 near Cleburne
  I-20 in Fort Worth
North end: I-30 / US 377 in Fort Worth
Location
Counties: Johnson, Tarrant
Highway system

Chisholm Trail Parkway is a toll road operated by the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) in Tarrant and Johnson counties connecting the central business district of the city of Fort Worth at Interstate 30 to US 67 in Cleburne.

The parkway is a 27.6-mile (44.4 km), controlled-access, two- to six-lane divided toll road along the route of an extension of State Highway 121. Environmental clearance for the project was received in June 2005. Initial construction began in April 2010. Chisholm Trail Parkway opened to traffic on May 11, 2014.[2] The cost of the parkway was approximately $1.4 billion.

The segment of the parkway from FM 1187 to I-30 in Tarrant County was originally named Southwest Parkway. Legislation renaming that segment was passed in May 2011.[3]

Route description[edit]

The tollway starts at an interchange with US 67 in northern Cleburne, near SH 171. The first main lane toll gantry is between Sparks Road and Johnson County Road 904. At the interchange with FM 917 the tollway enters the southwestern tip of Burleson, near Joshua. FM 1902 runs parallel to the tollway from here to FM 1187. Just north of Johnson County Road 920, the Chisholm Trail Parkway crosses into Tarrant County. The interchange with FM 1187 is just to the west of Crowley. The second main lane toll gantry is near Stewart Feltz Road. Near Benbrook, the tollway has a complex stack interchange with I-20 and SH 183. The third and final main lane toll gantry is just before the University Drive exit. The Chisholm Trail Parkway ends at an interchange with I-30 near University Drive and Vickery Boulevard in Fort Worth, near TCU.

History[edit]

The Chisholm Trail Parkway was built as a collaboration between NTTA, TxDOT, NCTCOG, the cities of Cleburne, Burleson, and Fort Worth, and the Fort Worth & Western and Union Pacific Railroads.[4]

About halfway between Fort Worth and Cleburne, a mixed use development is planned to be built along the corridor. Chisholm Trail Ranch[5] will feature a movie theater and several restaurants, as well as residential areas. As part of the tollway's initial plans, Old Granbury Road was closed permanently on October 7, 2013 where it crosses the toll road and ends at a cul-de-sac.[6]

The toll road was built in stages from 2008 to early 2014. Unlike many toll roads in North Texas, the entire length of the highway opened all at once, although the portion south of FM 1187 is initially a two-lane road.

In 2014 the parkway added ten monumental glass and stone columnar “Watershed Crossing Markers”. The columns, created by public artist Norie Sato, feature mosaics showing wildlife of the Trinity River watershed.[7]

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Johnson Cleburne 0.0 0.0 US 67 to SH 171 interchange
County Road 1216 at-grade intersection; south end of freeway
County Road 1125 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Sparks Road
  Main Lane Gantry 3
  County Road 904
Burleson FM 917 – Joshua, Godley
County Road 913
  FM 1902
  County Road 920
Tarrant   FM 1187 – Crowley
Fort Worth Stewart Main Lane Gantry 2
McPherson Boulevard
Sycamore School Road
Altamesa Boulevard
Oakmont Boulevard
SH 183 west / Overton Ridge Boulevard no direct southbound exit (signed at Arborlawn Drive)
I-20 – Abilene, Dallas direct access from CTP north to I-20 east, I-20 west to CTP south, CTP south to I-20 west, and I-20 east to CTP north; other access at SH 183, exit 432
Arborlawn Drive
Edwards Ranch Road
Montgomery Main Lane Gantry 1
Montgomery Street / Rosedale Street / University Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
I-30 east (US 377 north) – Dallas Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-30 exit 12B
27.6 44.4 Forest Park Boulevard at-grade intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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