Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Celebrates Opening of DFW Connector
Major Dallas Project Opens Nine Months Ahead of Schedule
DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez today joined state and local officials at the opening of the DFW Connector, the $1 billion roads project designed to help drivers navigate better and avoid congestion as they travel to and around the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The DFW Connector received $260 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the largest highway investment from the Recovery Act. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the project created more than 500 jobs and was finished nine months ahead of schedule.