Burleson is located just 12 miles south of downtown Fort Worth, only 35 miles southwest of Dallas and just 175 miles north of Austin. Its location, relative to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, allows Burleson to retain its distinct personality while still being a valuable part of the Metroplex. Burleson’s placement on the I-35 corridor, minutes from I-20 and State Highway 67, means Burleson is an ideal location for business and residential development. Burleson residents have quick access in all directions for everything they need.
Interstate 35, a designated NAFTA superhighway, runs almost 10 miles through Burleson’s city limits. IH-35 is a critical connector between Laredo, TX and Duluth, MN. IH-35 intersects with State Highway 174 in Burleson. SH174 is a critical economic artery, extending more than 50 miles south to Meridian.
Spinks Airport is located directly adjacent to Burleson and serves as a general aviation reliever for the Metroplex. More than 200 aircraft are based at this facility, which offers a full-service FBO, multiple maintenance facilities, three flight schools, AWOS, car rental, and hotel facilities only minutes away. Approximately $15 million in private hangar facilities have been constructed at Spinks since 2006. About $20 million in additional capital improvements are planned to the airport over the next 10 years, including a runway extension.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is located 30 miles north of Burleson and is the first 100 percent industrial airport in the nation. Alliance is part of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development, which includes a Foreign Trade Zone and intermodal facilities supporting rail, interstate and air transportation.
DFW International Airport is located 40 miles northeast of Burleson. With more than 2,000 flights per day, DFW is the third-busiest airport in the world. In 2008, more than 57 million passengers were served. It services most major carriers and is the main hub for American Airlines.
Regional Express Bus Service is provided for Cleburne, Joshua, and Burleson, with connecting service to other cities in Johnson County and Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The “T”) provides a Park and Ride in Burleson, with service to Downtown Fort Worth. Budget and Enterprise car rentals are also available in Burleson for those who want to chart their own course.
Future transportation projects for the Burleson area include:
Cleburne Corridor Commuter Rail: Burleson has been targeted as a potential station location for the proposed W-4 Line, a commuter rail, which will span from the City of Cleburne, south of Burleson, to downtown Fort Worth. In 2005, to prepare for the rail line, Burleson annexed 653 acres and adopted a master plan to cultivate urban development of a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the near future.
HighPoint Business Park of Burleson: As part of the development of its Business Park, the City will improve CR 711 to a four-lane divided boulevard, as well as construct a new roadway between CR 711 and Bethesda.
Arnold Avenue: Arnold will soon be expanded to connect into SH 174 at the SH 174/Elk intersection.
Stone Road: The city plans to extend Stone Road, a thoroughfare that borders the southwestern edge of Spinks Airport, south to Renfro Street.
Alsbury/Hulen Arterials: The City has plans to significantly expand lane capacity along portions of Hulen and Alsbury, particularly around the Transit Oriented Development area on the west side of town.