NCTCOG Beginning Transportation Study of Forest Hill Drive


Sept. 6 public meeting gives residents chance to provide input that could steer efforts to improve reliability, reduce congestion, decrease flooding

(Arlington, TEXAS) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments is kicking off a roadway study in Forest Hill, Everman and Fort Worth that will analyze the issues and potential solutions on Forest Hill Drive between Lon Stephenson and Shelby roads.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Hill Convention Center, located at 6901 Wichita St. in Forest Hill.

The study encompasses a two-mile stretch of roadway through three cities – Everman, Forest Hill and Fort Worth – and includes two schools. It is intended to address flooding and stormwater impacts, while improving roadway safety and inventorying other issues affecting the area. The goal is to alleviate congestion through road widening while having the least impact on existing properties.

In addition, traffic signals are being upgraded and retimed on Forest Hill Drive near the Interstate Highway 20 frontage roads. Implementation of these recommendations is expected to address freeway backups in the area, which has been impacted by the $1.6 billion Southeast Connector project. Additionally, traffic signals are being added to existing three and four-way stops.

The City of Everman Flood Study, conducted by Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth, is also part of this comprehensive examination of the two-mile portion of Forest Hill Drive. The flood study is expected to be finished in early 2024.

Residents can share comments on the Forest Hill Drive Study by visiting Input can also be provided through an online comment tool, Map Your Experience. Please visit and attend the meeting for more information.

For special accommodations due to a disability or language interpretation, contact Taylor Benjamin at 817-704-5672 or Reasonable accommodations will be made.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:  
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions. 
NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 228 member governments including 
16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 24 special districts. For more information on NCTCOG, visit

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