$46 Million Project to Expand Highway 199 Complete, Part of ‘Texas Clear Lanes’ Initiative

Local and state leaders cut the ribbon on a brand new $46 million stretch of Highway 199 Friday.

The five-mile project stretches from Western Center Boulevard in Azle to Nine Mile Bridge Road in Lakeside — and expands the highway from two lanes to three in each direction.

Officials say growth in Northwest Tarrant County over the last decade has resulted in heavy congestion along the highway — which is why they felt it was an ideal candidate to receive funding from the Governor’s “Texas Clear Lanes” initiative.

The goal of the initiative is to reduce congestion on Texas highways, particularly in the state’s largest metropolitan areas, without building new toll roads or toll lanes.