I-820 is a "loop" freeway
that circles Fort Worth
. It originates (or ends, depending on your perspective) in southeast Fort Worth, close to the junction of I-20
and US-287. From this point, the highway progresses northwards through eastern Fort Worth and Hurst
. In Hurst, I-820 intersects with SH-121 (Airport Freeway) and loops towards the west. It runs through North Richland Hills
and Haltom City
before re-entering Fort Worth. Here, the highway intersects with I-35W
, then bends towards the southwest. I-820 then crosses over a causeway
traversing Lake Worth
(giving travelers a good view of Carswell AFB
) before connecting with I-30
in the city of White Settlement
. Finally, the highway enters Benbrook
, where it rejoins I-20.
I-820 is part of the Eisenhower Interstate System. It serves as a major artery connecting the rapidly-growing suburbs to the west and north of Fort Worth. Unfortunately, certain areas have grown faster than the freeway can accomodate, most notably the stretch between I-35W and SH-121. Here, I-820 narrows from four lanes to two, often causing major delays during rush hour.