Progress continues on West Seventh Street improvements. The major work will be completed in November.
The contractor will perform overnight paving Oct. 24-Nov. 3, excluding Friday and Saturday nights. Paving will require eight nonconsecutive days: Monday-Thursday and Monday-Wednesday.
Completing the paving work overnight will expedite the process and produce a safer work environment. The contractor will begin work no earlier than 8 p.m. and finish by 5:30 a.m. to ensure the street is back to normal daily closures by 6 a.m. each day.
Expect delays and seek alternate routes on Lancaster Avenue and White Settlement Road.
The project will be substantially complete on Nov. 11. The remaining major work items to complete are paving, markings, signage and landscaping.
Work items completed so far are the center median construction, including stamped and stained concrete; concrete bicycle lanes; and pedestrian lighting from University Drive to the Trinity River Bridge. New traffic signals have been installed at Woolery Street and Norwood Street. Railroad signals have been relocated and new sidewalks at the railroad crossing have been installed.
Once complete, the project will provide a road that balances the needs of the vehicle user, transit user, pedestrian, bicycle user and others. West Seventh Street connects two significant districts: the western boundary of downtown Fort Worth and three museums in the Cultural District with increasing amounts of housing, retail and restaurants.