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Background informationProject Created: December 16, 2009

Project Name: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Connector
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Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Roads, Electronic Vehicle ID / Toll Collection
Status: Design / Construction
Type: Substantial Alteration of Existing Facility
Description: Toll Managed Lanes. Reconstruction of seven Grapevine highways in metro Dallas Fort Worth, known as the DFW Connector. The project includes the reconstruction and expansion of Texas 114/121 on the north end of DFW Airport, and including reconstruction of interchanges with Rt 26, I635, FR1705 and FR2499.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Concession
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: This is called a Comprehensive Development Agreement in TX DOT, but the scope of work includes design and construction only.

Project Locations

Address: Ball St.
City: Grapevine
State: Texas
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

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Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: No private funds are being used in this project. Some of the reconstructed lanes will be "toll managed lanes". Tolls will be "managed" during peak travel hours to maintained free flow of 50 mph in the "managed" lanes. The project uses congestion pricing in managing toll rates -- with free-flowing traffic and toll collection through AVI/ETC systems that are interoperable with all systems in Texas.

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Direct Cash Support

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From Public Sponsor of Project - Direct Expenditure of Appropriated Public Funds: $667 million in state highway money

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Borrowed from Capital Markets: $107 million in bond funding by state of Texas authorized by Proposition 14, which was approved by Texas voters in 2003 to improve mobility statewide.

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: $250 million in federal Recovery Act funding (ARRA). The DFW Connector is getting more "stimulus" money than any other highway project in the US.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner then separately contracts with another party, who operates and maintains the facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? Yes

Procurement Approach

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

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Initial Design and Construction
Comprehensive Development Agreement for Design Build prepared by TX DOT, and negotiated with NorthGate Constructors JV, a team of private developers led by Kiewit Texas Construction L.P. of Fort Worth. 

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: December 8, 2009
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$1-5 Billion US
$500 Million - 2 Billion US


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