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#101 JBB

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

I would say they'll be doing real well if construction is going by the end of the year and it's open by the end of 2020.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

If a 350 foot tunnel takes longer than a 27 mile rail line...

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:34 AM

If a 350 foot tunnel takes longer than a 27 mile rail line...

Digging under always takes longer than building at grade or over. ;)

A 35 mile long tunnel in Switzerland just recently opened after 15 years of construction. 

It's not going to take 15 years to construct the 20 odd mile long TexRail line. 

https://en.wikipedia...ard_Base_Tunnel

The total projected cost of the project was 9.8 billion Swiss francs (€8.85 billion, US$10.3 billion[14]); the final cost exceeded $12 billion.

Being less than 20% over budget isn't that bad considering the lengthy construction period. But even the budget conscious Swiss have problems keeping huge construction projects under budget.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:45 AM

I would say they'll be doing real well if construction is going by the end of the year and it's open by the end of 2020.

 

Will that mean Cleopatra will finally be out of excuses regarding the T&P Warehouse?


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:36 PM

Nope on Cleopatra--just stalling for the tax write-offs.  When it finally comes time to do something, they will sale the building



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:18 PM

Nope on Cleopatra--just stalling for the tax write-offs.  When it finally comes time to do something, they will sale the building

 

That works for me too.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

http://www.star-tele...e141065928.html

 

Should restart in Fall.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

So, in about 6 weeks, it's gone from a Summer to a Fall restart. I'm feeling pretty good about my year end prediction.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

they had a groundbreaking for this project on Wednesday. I like the idea of the connector, but I'm not sure why they believe it will have a big impact. Is it just because it will be another way into Downtown? Jennings St. is pretty much the same as this proposal right?

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

I agree. I get that the south side is booming right now, but this seems like an expensive solution without a problem.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

I agree. I get that the south side is booming right now, but this seems like an expensive solution without a problem.


Yeah. I hope I'm wrong and it becomes heavily used which creates more street buzz in the area which in turn will help promote more midrise mixed-use developments.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

I've said that all along.  There's Hemphill a block east, Main 4 blocks east, and Henderson 4 blocks west.  And Summit/8th Ave. 3-4 blocks west of Henderson.

 

I like to think that eventually it will lead to some kind of trolley or light rail going into one of the tunnels.  Other than that, I have no idea why it's needed.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

Just to piggy back on what others have said, there are a lot more constrained directions out of downtown than the one to the south. Consider to the west, where it's either Lancaster or 7th Street bridge. Or to the North, where it's basically Main Street and that's it. And to the East, you have Belknap and 4th.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:43 AM

There's also Samuels to the north, but yeah, there's already lots of connectivity to the south.  And to the east, Lancaster.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

Restarting this month, taking 30 months to complete. Sometime in 2020.

 


http://fortworthtexa...amar-connector/



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:01 PM

Wow, I can't believe this is actually going to happen !



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:55 AM

I looked around but could not determine if the updated plans would allow for future streetcar tracks through the tunnel. Does anyone know if this option was factored into the design?



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:27 PM

WFAA did a story on it

 

https://t.co/uuorUQOuFa



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

Saw a crane on site by Vickery and Hemphill last night. didn't drive by today but looks like more dirt is there. not sure if this is related to the connector or part of the T&P project (doubtful but who knows).



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:21 PM

Definitely part of the connector project.  Tons of rebar for piers piled up on the work site.






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