Work began recently on the $17-million reconstruction project of Rosedale Street (Bus. U.S. 287) from IH-35W to U.S. 287 in Fort Worth. The 1.1-mi project will reconstruct the existing roadway from four lanes to six lanes with medians, drainage improvements and a new railroad bridge. The project is a partnership between the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the Texas Department of Transportation.

TxDOT awarded the project to Texas Sterling Construction Co. of Houston. During construction, four lanes will be maintained for motorists in each direction. The project is estimated for completion by summer 2011.

Seven-ft wide sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of Rosedale Street. The new road will contain stamped concrete medians the city of Fort Worth plans on landscaping.

In recent years, Rosedale Street has been reconstructed and widened from I-35W west to Main Street, and from Main Street to Forest Park Boulevard, totaling $20 million in projects.