Fort Worth Construction Booms

October 20, 2023

A city that built its reputation on cattle drives, railroads and the pursuit of aviation now is bursting at the seams with new commercial and residential construction. From the high-profile residential skyscrapers slated for downtown to the massive data center bringing major growth capacity to Meta, formerly Facebook, construction in Fort Worth is ramping up across all sectors of the economy.More info:

The city’s most visible project, the $53 million Hemphill Street Connector, opened to traffic in April after years of planning and delays. The project required a complex combination of design and construction. It included a tunnel beneath Interstate 30 with four active Union Pacific railroad tracks. The construction team, which used Construction Manager at Risk delivery, successfully overcame a number of challenges including an extremely tight schedule and the need to work around existing utility infrastructure.

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Other notable projects include the reimagined Fort Worth Convention Center. The first phase will upgrade back-of-house facilities and enable the convention center to continue operating during construction. A second phase will rework Commerce Street, which currently curves around the convention center site. The project will straighten out the street and create three blocks of additional downtown space.

The city is also moving forward with the Central City/Panther Island flood project, which includes a bypass channel, levee system, and improvements to divert flood flows around a portion of the Trinity River. The project will require relocations of utilities and other infrastructure. The relocations are scheduled to begin in August, with completion by October.