Midtown Express (SH 183)
The Midtown Express project included the reconstruction of a 45 kilometer section of SH 183/SH 114 to add general purpose lanes continuous frontage roads, and a managed lane system connecting Dallas and Ft. Worth. 76,200 linear meters of utilities were relocated through a combination of open cut, auger bore, hand tunnel, and HDD, and also included 161 individual utility installations.
This design-build project spans five cities and two counties within the DFW Metroplex, and has an AADT of 170,000 vehicles. The Midtown Express project involved extensive roadway construction, and reconstruction, as well as numerous complex interchanges, bridges, and connectors. In addition to building a new TEXpress toll-managed lane in each direction, the west end of the project abuts to a North Texas Express toll facility, requiring effective toll provider coordination to maintain toll operability and minimize inconvenience for travelers. This 45 kilometer long project corridor presents significant challenges involving construction over an existing railroad line, appeasing numerous municipalities and stakeholders, and performing extensive utility relocations, including Oncor overhead transmission lines.