Construction is under way on a $330 million Texas State Highway 360 South project that will add lanes to the highway stretching 9.7 miles from 2 miles south of I-20 in Arlington, south to U.S. 287 in Ellis County.
The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Initial work on the project will feature construction of two toll lanes in each direction starting near East Sublett Road and West Camp Wisdom Road and stretching south to U.S. 287.
By late 2017, SH 360 will have two frontage road lanes and two toll lanes in each direction for the entire project length. The ultimate (second-phase) plan is to have three to four toll lanes in each direction.
No funding plan is in place for the ultimate construction phase, but the estimated cost for this phase is $604 million.
In addition to added lanes, initial plans call for intersection and frontage road improvements. The project will add bridges on U.S. 287 northbound and southbound over SH 360.
Substantial completion of the initial work is expected by late 2017. The project is expected to provide needed safety improvements, congestion relief and economic development benefits.