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Our community website was developed by Meadows West Homeowners Association to serve as an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community.  Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.
 
~ Neighborhood News ~
September 2017, Yard of the Month
Congratulations to our Yard of the Month winner for September, Barry & Susan Astroff, of 6500 Highland Meadow Court.  This yard is stunning!  Beautiful flowering trees and pretty, colorful annuals!
Rose Hoffmann, YOM.

BENBROOK CLEAR FORK BRIDGE
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May 3, 2017
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April 24, 2017
STOP the Benbrook Clear Fork Bridge and Prevent Bellaire Drive S From Becoming a High Volume Thoroughfare!!!
 
ISSUE STATEMENT
  • The City of Benbrook is proposing a restricted emergency access and pedestrian/bike bridge to connect I-20 service road in Benbrook with a “Dead End” into Bellaire Dr. S (Figures 1 & 2) at a projected cost of > $1M
  • The east side of Clear Fork neighborhoods’ concern is that the bridge will become unrestricted in the future and result in Bellaire Dr. S becoming a thoroughfare with a deterioration to the quality of life for the citizens
  • Benbrook claim: Police/Fire/EMS response times are too long for the neighborhoods east of the Clear Fork
  • Hidden Agenda:  Access to commercial and residential development along I-20 service road in Benbrook???
  • Rumor:  Bridge planned to be two lanes so it can be unrestricted in the future
 
CONSEQUENCES
  • Once a restricted bridge is built, nothing stops it from being changed to an unrestricted bridge in the future
  • If unrestricted, Bellaire Drive S becomes a thoroughfare to/from I-20 and future commercial (Regional Mall) and residential (Steve Hawkins) development planned for north and south I-20 in the City of Benbrook
  • Increased crime, traffic, noise, and air and water pollution for all surrounding neighborhoods
  • Decrease in property values for residences on the east side of the Clear Fork
  • Increased safety hazards for walkers, bikers, children and neighborhood drivers
  • Decrease in quality of life for residents in the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Adverse environmental impact on ecologically fragile Clear Fork of the Trinity River
 
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
  • Drivers look for alternate routes to avoid the Bryant Irvin Rd. “Parking Lot” at peak travel times
  • An unrestricted bridge at Bellaire Dr. S at I-20 becomes an attractive alternate thoroughfare
  • A more cost effective solution exists:  Eliminate the large upfront capital cost of a bridge and negotiate with the City of Fort Worth for emergency services for the affected Benbrook neighborhoods
 
Citizens of Affected Benbrook and Fort Worth Neighborhoods Unite to Oppose the Bridge as an Assault on our Quality of Life and an Unnecessary Expense with NO Safety Impact
 

Benbrook City Council to Consider Request for Funding From RTC/NTCOG
February 28, 2017 The Benbrook City Council will consider adopting a resolution approving transportation alternatives set-aside program at their regular council meeting March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm. This resolution is required by the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) and North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) for the project be considered for funding. This call for projects will not fund the entire construction of the bridge but the City can apply to fund the pedestrian/bicycle portion of the project.

City of Benbrook Proposes Clear Fork Bridge
February 20, 2017
The Proposal
The City of Benbrook has recently published a Capital Improvement Plan that includes an emergency access and pedestrian/bike bridge to connect the I-20 Service Road with Bellaire Drive in 2019. Gates will keep vehicular traffic off the bridge but allow emergency access vehicles to cross the bridge. The bridge will also allow pedestrians and bike riders the opportunity to cross the Clear Fork Trinity to access the hike/bike trails located in that area of the City. Two locations are being considered.
 
The Neighborhood’s Concern
Our concern is that if the bridge is built, sometime in the future the gates will be removed and the bridge open to unrestricted traffic. This could lead to Bellaire Drive becoming a cut-through for traffic avoiding Bryant Irvin Road.
 
What’s Being Done
  • Contact adjacent homeowners associations to coordinate opposition.
  • Schedule meeting with Fort Worth City Councilman, Zim Zimmerman to discuss what help he can provide.
  • Explore other means of influencing the decision.

News 05/06/2016 please click on links below to read more

Dog owners, PLEASE help keep our neighborhood and park a clean and pleasant place to visit by remembering to pick up after your pet when walking them. This will be appreciated by all that enjoy the outdoors.
 

Vacation Patrol if you would like your home patrolled by Meadows West Citizens on Patrol please leave your contact info and details under Contact us then COP Captain. An email will be sent to Gayle Giliberto our COP Captain.

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Not a member? It is never too late to join. Mail or drop off your annual dues of $35 to 6701 Cool Meadow Dr.
 
 

 
~ Events ~
National Night out
Tuesday, October 3rd
It’s that time of year again, cooler temps (sort-of!), Back-to-school, and National Night Out!
Meadows West will be hosting our annual National Night Out at the Meadows West Park (on Bellaire) Tuesday, October 3 from 5:30-7:30.
Bring the whole family and your lawn chairs and we will provide the rest!
Join us for dinner, dessert, some fun surprises and a great time getting to know our neighbors better!
Please RSVP on the website so we can get a good headcount.
 

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~ Road Information ~
BRYANT IRVIN ROAD BRIDGE/I-20 WIDENING
The $3.9 million Bryant Irvin Road Bridge widening project over Interstate 20 (I-20) is a collaborative effort between the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve mobility on a key north-south thoroughfare in southwest Fort Worth. The project will widen the existing Bryant Irvin Road Bridge over I-20 to add the following improvements:
  • Inside bridge widening for a third through travel lane in each direction on the bridge
  • Outside bridge widening for continuous 6-foot sidewalks on both sides
  • Dual left-turn lane for northbound traffic at the I-20 westbound frontage road
  • Upgraded traffic signals and roadway illumination
Project Schedule
The City of Fort Worth, TxDOT and contractor collaborated to design a project that will implement needed improvements while minimizing construction impacts. Lane closures for the bridge widening are needed to provide safe work areas for the contractor. Key closure information at this bridge:
  • I-20 main lanes: closures will occur on weekdays during overnight hours (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
  • Bryant Irvin Road: two thru and one left-turn lane on the bridge in each direction will be open during most phases. Daily lane closures (9 a.m to 3 p.m.) will be used if needed;
  • I-20 frontage roads: single lane closures on both the eastbound and westbound frontage roads will be needed during the widening. The existing turnaround bridge will be closed periodically.
Motorists should expect delays around this bridge. The Chisholm Trail Parkway frontage roads provide an alternate north-south route between Overton Ridge Boulevard and SH 183-Southwest Boulevard for motorists (see project area map on back).
 
START: January 2017 ESTIMATED COMPLETION: Summer 2018

~ Resident Announcements ~
NO BRIDGE! NO WAY! YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE
By Carol Guarnieri on August 23, 2017
NO BRIDGE! NO WAY! yard signs are available for purchase for $5. If your property house borders Bellarie Dr. S., they’re FREE! Contact Carol Guarnieri 817-929-1981

 

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~ City News ~

 
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