Panther Island Bridges Updates 8/30/18

2018-08-29T15:53:55+00:00 August 29th, 2018|TRVA Blog|

North Main St. Bridge: The Contractor recently completed the roadway repairs on the long-term detour on Commerce and N Main. The repairs resulted in a durable riding service at the detour transition curves and also opened up additional lanes for traffic at the N Main / Northside Drive  intersection. Grand was also reopened to facilitate better access to adjacent businesses. The Contractor is scheduled to pour the first of four V-Piers on the N Main bridge on August 30th. Approximately 200 CY of high strength concrete will be placed over a 12 hour period making it the ninth of twenty-two in the overall project. The work is scheduled for the nighttime and liquid nitrogen will be used to help control the temperature of the concrete being placed. White Settlement Bridge: The Contractor continues to work on the superstructure false work that will support the construction of the cast in place box girders and the future bridge deck. Once the false work is in place the steel reinforcement will be placed and the box girders will be poured. That work is expected to begin later this fall. Henderson St. Bridge: The Contractor is currently installing the post tensioning duct

Things To Do August 24-26

2018-08-24T09:58:04+00:00 August 24th, 2018|TRVA Blog|

Need plans this weekend? We've got you covered all across Panther Island! Friday August 24th Coyote Drive-In The Breakfast Club/ Grease starting at 8:50pm and 10:55pm Christopher Robin/ Incredibles 2 at 8:40pm and 10:55pm For more information: Saturday August 25 Yoga Beats-For Charity: Panther Island Brewing at 10am If you take Bohemian style body art, add live drumming, plus a high energy yoga inspired session you get the next big thing: Yoga Beats™! Facebook Event: Tickets: Coyote Drive-In Enjoy a Drive-In Theater with Downtown Fort Worth in the background. You have your pick from classics or new in theaters double features! Grease /The Breakfast Club starting at 8:50pm and 11:10pm The Meg/ Jurassic World at 8:40pm and 10:55pm For more information: Sunday August 26 Sunday Funday Get  the most out of your weekend tubing, music, fun-in-the-sun activities, food and beer at Panther Island Pavilion! Facebook Event: Website: Coyote Drive-In The Breakfast Club/ Grease starting at 8:50pm and 10:55pm Christopher Robin/ Incredibles 2 at 8:40pm and 10:55pm For more information:

Fort Worth on the Trinity River

2018-08-21T12:02:46+00:00 August 21st, 2018|In the News|

Fort Worth on the Trinity River The Trinity River has been an invaluable asset to Fort Worth, Texas, since its founding in 1849. As the city expanded, efforts were made to construct levees and safety features along the river to provide protection during high-water events. Recently, however, Fort Worth has outgrown the existing levee system’s area of protection.Recognizing the problem, the project partners, the citizens of Fort Worth, and businesses began pursuing a project to ensure the safety of their community while establishing a new mixed-use and entertainment district. The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) organized in 2006 as a group of stakeholders from local governments and regional water authorities to bring that project to fruition.Municipal Water Leader’s senior writer, John Crotty, spoke with TRVA Executive Director J.D. Granger about the efforts to ensure public safety and provide Fort Worth with a refreshed business district.John Crotty: What are the major flood control components of the Trinity River Vision?J.D. Granger: The Trinity River Vision plan is a plan to address our outdated levees. Our levee system was built for a population of 350,000 in 1960. However, the population has outgrown the system. Now we have a population of around 900,000

North Main Street Bridge – Temporary Detour

2018-08-15T13:24:31+00:00 August 1st, 2018|TRVA Blog|

The roadway surface has become rough at several locations along 7th and N Main and 11th and N Main. Heavy truck traffic has contributed to the deterioration of the roadway surface. The contractor plans to remove the asphalt paving at the transition areas that move the traffic off of N Main on to Commerce and replace it with high early strength concrete. This will allow us to get the work done over the weekend instead of during the business week that would be rather disruptive. The concrete at the transition curves will greatly improve the life of the detour roadway pavement. In addition to the roadway repairs, the contractor will be restriping the roadway surface to provide additional lanes of traffic at the intersection of N Main and Northside Drive. This will ease rush hour traffic leaving downtown Fort Worth as well as allow for the reopening of Grand avenue for local business traffic. The contractor will begin putting out the traffic control signage after evening rush hour traffic on Friday, August 17th and traffic will be diverted over to N Commerce at Northside Drive on the north end and to N Commerce at 5th Street and

We’ve Got Your Weekend Plans Covered: July 28-29

2018-07-27T12:00:54+00:00 July 27th, 2018|TRVA Blog|

July 28: Yoga + Panther Island Brewing TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Panther Island Brewing Company 501 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164 July 28: Rockin’ the River TIME: Gates open at 1:00 p.m. and first band goes on at 2:15 p.m. LOCATION: Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 July 28: Coyote Drive-In Christmas in July TIME: Prize Drawings take place every 15 minutes from 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. LOCATION: 223 NE 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76164 July 28: Girl Gang Gives at the Tin Panther TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Tin Panther - 937 Woodward St, Fort Worth, TX 76107 July 29: Trinity Bass Battle TIME: 5:30 a.m. LOCATION: Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 July 29: Sunday Funday  TIME: 12:00 – 6:00p.m. LOCATION: Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

2018-07-25T14:36:13+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Press Releases|

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 27-29, 2018.   FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth - a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, Oktoberfest Olympics, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories. Reata Restaurant brings

Urban Land Institute North Texas’s Development & CRE Tech Showcase

2018-07-24T08:38:18+00:00 July 24th, 2018|TRVA Blog|

It was great to be a featured project at the Urban Land Institute's 2018 DFW Development & CRE Technology Showcase. Over 33 exhibitors were highlighted at the ULI’s annual event held at Park District- PWC Office Tower.  TRVA staff  had a display showing the unique features of Panther Island and answered questions regarding future development on the island.

Top Five Cities for Fourth of July Celebrations –

2018-07-10T13:58:18+00:00 July 10th, 2018|In the News|

Recently, Travel Market Report put out an article highlighting the “top 5 most spectacular celebrations to share in across the nation for America’s birthday.” Along with major metropolitan cities Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta and New York, Fort Worth was recognized for our Fort Worth’s Fourth event. Fort Worth’s Fourth is the largest single day festival in Fort Worth and features the largest fireworks show in North Texas on the 4th of July. READ THE ARTICLE