Category Archives: Road Construction Alert

There’s a new road hazard – it’s called driving in Dallas

Dallas Morning News Editorial

1561662415-NM_24Accident1It only takes five minutes behind the wheel to figure out that Dallas drivers maneuver by their own rules of the road.

Do you consider a red light or four-way stop just a suggestion?

If an adjacent lane is coming to an end, do you speed up, close the gap, hit the horn and nearly push the other motorist into construction cones?

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Lane closures May 14-15 in Grapevine

NorthGate Constructors will conduct sewer line work this week from 6pm Tuesday, May 14 (tonight) until 12pm on Wednesday, May 15. This work is in coordination with the City and the following lane closures will be in place to accommodate this work:

  • Single right lane closed on northbound SH 26 at Bass Pro Drive. Two lanes will remain open.
  • Single right lane closed on eastbound Bass Pro Drive. One lane will remain open.
  • Full closure on westbound Prospect Way from SH 121 to Stone Myers Parkway. Two-way traffic will be maintained on eastbound Prospect Way.
  • Various lanes closed on north and southbound Stone Myers Parkway at Prospect Way. At least one lane will remain open in each direction.

Please note this work will not impact any utility services. However, you can expect additional truck traffic in these areas during this time.

SH 121 Closures this weekend

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North Gate Constructors will conduct drainage work across NB SH 121 this weekend from 8pm on Friday, 4/5 to 6am on Monday, 4/8. Visit DFWConnector.com for full details.

Road closure this weekend: Bass Pro Drive over SH 121

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Crews are closing Bass Pro Drive over SH 121 this weekend from 8pm tonight (Friday, 3/8) until 6am Monday (3/11). Click HERE for detour information and upcoming road work.

Fairway Drive over Grapevine Lake Dam to stay closed, no date set for reopening

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road-closedFairway Drive will remain closed to public traffic indefinitely, according to an Army Corps of Engineers news release sent Jan. 30. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish Corps missions.

Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam has been closed since August due to a slide at the dam.

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Southlake City Council approves contracts for street improvement and construction projects

 

trafficSouthlake City Council unanimously approved Dec. 4 three contracts providing for construction and engineering work for SH 114 frontage roads, the FM 1938 and Continental Boulevard intersection, and the Peytonville Avenue and Continental intersection.

SH 114 Frontage Roads:

City Council approved a $3 million local project advance funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for the construction of eastbound and westbound frontage roads along SH 114 between Dove Road and Kirkwood Boulevard.

The project will improve mobility as development grows in the surrounding area, according to the meeting agenda packet. Funding for this agreement was allocated as part of the current and previous year capital improvement program budgets.

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McKinney City Council approves interlocal agreement for Trinity Falls Parkway widening, expected to begin in November

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to mention the interlocal agreement approved by McKinney City Council Nov. 19.

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During the Nov. 19 McKinney City Council special meeting an interlocal agreement was approved for the construction of Trinity Falls Parkway between Laud Howell Parkway and FM 543. This project will widen Trinity Falls Parkway from a two-lane road to a four-lane road.

According to the agreement, construction must begin within 45 days from Nov. 19; however, McKinney Development Services expects construction to begin in November.

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Main Street Closed Tonight for Parade

For anyone visiting The REC this afternoon, Main Street will be closing at 5:30pm for the GHS Homecoming Parade happening tonight from 6pm – 7pm. Detours will be indicated. For more information, contact us at 817.410.3450.

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A technology lane on SH 121 and 3 more transportation updates to know this month

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SH 121 shoulder widening

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Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road.

Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road. Work will soon begin on a shoulder-widening project that the Texas Department of Transportation said will better accommodate periods of heavy traffic on SH 121 from SH 183 to Glade Road in Colleyville. Widened inside shoulders for both north and southbound SH 121 will be created to act as additional lanes during peak use periods. Overhead dynamic message signs will alert drivers as to when they can use the peak-use lanes. The lanes will continue to act as a shoulder during non-peak hours. The 3-mile project will include widening overpass bridges at Harwood Road, Cummings Drive, Cheek-Sparger Road and FM 157.

Timeline: fall 2018-2020
Cost: $28 million
Funding source: TxDOT

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Grapevine moves forward with I-635/SH 121 interchange project, restricts parking on 2 streets in downtown Grapevine

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A new SH 121 interchange at FM 2499 will be constructed as part of the upcoming $370 million DFW Connector project. (Photo by Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine City Council met briefly Oct. 2 to approve a contract with NorthGate Constructors to relocate utilities for an upcoming transportation project and to restrict parking along two streets in downtown Grapevine.

With the expectation that SH 121 traffic near Grapevine Mills will nearly double by 2025, work began this summer to relieve bottlenecks that commonly occur along a three-mile strip of the roadway.

The $370 million Texas Department of Transportation project includes rebuilding and widening SH 121 north of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to accommodate new interchanges at I-635 and FM 2499.

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