Cantrell Sansom Road from Mark IV Parkway to IH-35W southbound frontage road is approximately 2,200 linear feet in length and identified in the City’s Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP) as a four-lane divided neighborhood connector with sidewalks. Preliminary cost estimates for roadway widening improvements are $4,200,000.00. For this project, Cantrell Sansom Road is divided into two segments. Segment One is a two-lane rural asphalt roadway from Mark IV Parkway to approximately 300 feet west of Old Denton Road. Segment Two was a developer-funded infrastructure improvement associated with the Carlsbad Addition (City Project Number 100813). Segment Two is a two-lane urban concrete roadway from approximately 300 west of Old Denton Road to the eastern property line of the Carlsbad development. Segment Two requires additional right-of-way (ROW) for the northern half of the four-lane roadway and a short roadway extension of approximately 200 feet to connect into the future IH-35W southbound frontage road. The project is located within Transportation Impact Fee Service Area F and is eligible for transportation impact fee funding. Currently, $3,000,000.00 is available for design, right-of-way (ROW) and construction of these two segments. Additional funding will be necessary to cover the remaining project construction costs, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and city staff costs and administrative charges. Once the cost projections are solidified, staff intends to make a recommendation to use tax notes or other available cash to fund the remaining estimated cost of $745,000.00. This recommendation will be included in a future M&C that authorizes the associated contract with TxDOT. Meanwhile, this action earmarks existing funds for this purpose.
TxDOT approached the City of Fort Worth with a request for funds in the amount of $7,000,000.00 to participate in the $165,000,000.00 Mark IV Parkway interchange reconstruction and expansion project that includes constructing the IH-35W southbound frontage road to IH-820 and running westbound for connection to Mark IV Parkway. The interchange improvements will modernize the Mark IV connection to IH-820 with the removal of the cloverleaf ramps.
As TxDOT public involvement continued for the Mark IV Interchange project, requests were made to TxDOT for the connection of Cantrell Sansom Road to the future IH-35W southbound frontage road providing additional vehicle circulation in this area. TxDOT then reached out to the City of Fort Worth staff to construct Cantrell Sansom Road making the connection to the future IH-35W southbound frontage road in lieu of the previous requested $7,000,000.00 for the Mark IV Interchange project.
City staff recommends City Council support the use of transportation impact fee revenues in the amount of $3,000,000.00 for design, ROW acquisition and construction to widen Cantrell Sansom Road from Mark IV Parkway to IH-35W southbound frontage road. Future M&Cs will be brought forward for Council’s consideration for the award of the design services contract, ROW acquisition, and award of the construction contract.
This project is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 2.
A Form 1295 is not required for this contract because: This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.