NCTCOG Presenting Recommended Forest Hill Drive Improvements on April 8


Public meeting gives residents chance to provide input on efforts to boost safety and reliability, decrease flooding

Brian Wilson
(Arlington, TEXAS) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) will present updated alignment recommendations to improve safety and mobility on Forest Hill Drive between LonStephenson Road and Shelby Road at a public meeting April 8.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Hill Civic & 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 accounting for other area issues that may affect proposed transportation improvements. The goal is to alleviate congestion through road widening while having minimal 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, new traffic signals are proposed at intersections with  existing three- and four-way stops.

In February, the Regional Transportation Council approved $20 million in construction funds for the Forest Hill Drive corridor, enabling this study’s recommended improvements to be completed faster.

The City of Everman Flood Study, conducted by Tarrant County and the three cities in the Forest Hill Drive corridor, is also part of this comprehensive examination of the two-mile portion of Forest Hill Drive. The flood study has been completed, and the final report is expected soon.

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. 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

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