7:35 p.m. update: Just heard from Lara Kohl at Bluebonnet Contractos, and she clarified that it wasn't the developer's call whether to include frontage roads on this part of the North Tarrant Express project. Instead, she said the design sans frontage roads was part of the original design concept from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The addition of new frontage roads along Northeast Loop 820 is often touted as one of the major benefits of the $2.5 billion North Tarrant Express project that's underway in Northeast Tarrant County. But we recently learned that the developers, NTE Mobility Partners, have opted not to put in continuous frontage roads between U.S. 377 and Rufe Snow Drive in Haltom City-North Richland Hills. Fellow reporter Terry Evans is working on a story about what the impact will be of having a frontage road gap in that area. Meanwhile, take a look at this video below. It was shot and edited by Evans (with me doing the talking on camera), as he and I went out to the site to try to scout the impact of the frontage road story.