Marsha Sharp Freeway construction completed

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Updated: 7/25/2012 3:33 am

You can now drive the Marsha Sharp Freeway from the West Loop to the Interstate without a stop.

Phase four of the East-West freeway is done.

This is one government project that came in way ahead of schedule. 

When construction began in May 2003, it was projected to take about 20 years to complete. Texas Department of Transportation made it happen in a little more than nine.

Steve Warren with TxDOT said they will be expanding the project further.

"In fact during the process of building this we were able to complete the freeway around Wolfforth,” Warren said. “So now all we have left is a gap around Upland Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue that we still need to complete. That was not included in our original environmental document because at the time the freeway was going to end at Loop 289."

The project was built in five phases at a cost of $316.5 million. The freeway corridor stretches for eight miles.

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