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Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 25 Jul 2018 07:05
by jrd1964
The project will span 800 acres when completed, which could be in 2028 or later, depending on individual projects within the development. Currently, a project to build 3 bridges, 1 each on North Main, Jacksboro Hwy., and White Settlement Rd., is still coming along, despite a year-long delay. That was because TxDOT wanted to be certain of the structural design of each bridge. The bridges have to be complete before any river channeling or other infrastructure (including riverwalks along each waterway) can begin. The bridges should be complete in early 2020.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 30685.html

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 25 Jul 2018 08:07
by tamtagon
Hopefully, by the time stuff is getting up an running on the new Panther Island, downtown will have experienced a solid decade of population growth, employment growth and a steady return of the pedestrian environment.

This city has been idling for way too long!

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 25 Jul 2018 08:28
by cowboyeagle05
I prefer Fort Worth's Trinity bridges they are something new compared to most designs and get the job done without the consistent drama we have had with Dallas Trinity bridges.

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 02 Oct 2018 17:46
by itsjrd1964
Fort Worth’s $1B Panther Island project quietly cut from 2018 federal budget

Looks like the city will need to find some of the $$$$ some other way, or wait longer for the Feds to come up with what's needed.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... 00860.html

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 05 Oct 2018 18:35
by itsjrd1964
Can Panther Island work without federal funds? Maybe, if Fort Worth plays the long game

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... =mainstage

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 01 Nov 2018 01:49
by itsjrd1964
Tarrant Water Board Backs 'Programmatic Review' of Panther Island Project

Federal funding has been held up, now the City wants an audit of Panther Island's financials.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Tarra ... 26091.html

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 01 Nov 2018 08:13
by tamtagon
!!Granger Danger!!
!!Granger Danger!!

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 15 Jan 2019 23:02
by itsjrd1964
When will those Panther Island bridges be open? Not as soon as commuters might hope

Bridges on North Main Street and on Jacksboro Highway are going in as part of the Panther Island project, but long delays have put off work. Parallel detours have been in use during the work on both bridges. Now it will be the middle of 2020 or into 2021 before the bridges might be done.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 65575.html

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 04 Mar 2019 11:25
by itsjrd1964
$1.2 billion and no end in sight: Why Panther Island is so costly and complicated

https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-ne ... 28249.html

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 04 Mar 2019 19:30
by joshua.dodd
itsjrd1964 wrote:When will those Panther Island bridges be open? Not as soon as commuters might hope

Bridges on North Main Street and on Jacksboro Highway are going in as part of the Panther Island project, but long delays have put off work. Parallel detours have been in use during the work on both bridges. Now it will be the middle of 2020 or into 2021 before the bridges might be done.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 65575.html



This is absurd. These bridges should have top priority and full funding in place before anything else.

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 05 Mar 2019 21:30
by Dallas12
joshua.dodd wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:When will those Panther Island bridges be open? Not as soon as commuters might hope

Bridges on North Main Street and on Jacksboro Highway are going in as part of the Panther Island project, but long delays have put off work. Parallel detours have been in use during the work on both bridges. Now it will be the middle of 2020 or into 2021 before the bridges might be done.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 65575.html



This is absurd. These bridges should have top priority and full funding in place before anything else.

This is what happens when you have Federal, State, and Local government entities intersecting with their different pots of money, bureaucracies, and regulations.

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 07:23
by itsjrd1964
KXAS/5 has been investigating behind the scenes of the Panther Island project:
https://www.nbcdfw.com/investigations/N ... 14351.html

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

Posted: 15 Jul 2019 12:09
by Tnexster
There river projects just don't seem to come together as planned. Always a problem.