Category Archives: Road Construction Alert

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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Graphic: Community Impact Newspaper

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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North White Chapel Boulevard bridge in Southlake to remain closed until further notice; sustained severe damage from storm

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The bridge at North White Chapel Boulevard and Kirkwood Branch in Southlake is still closed after it sustained severe damage from heavy rains the weekend of Sept. 21-23.

To make repairs and reopen the structure would cost $200,000-$400,000, and the project could last two to four months, Public Works Director Robert Cohen said. Staff has not determined an accurate cost to replace the bridge altogether; however, a rough estimate projects it could total $10 million.

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Northbound SH 121 frontage road at Bass Pro Drive to fully close this weekend in Grapevine

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At 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 the northbound SH 121 frontage road at Bass Pro Drive will shut down for utility work as crews continue construction on the I-635/SH 121 interchange expansion. The road will remain closed until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8.

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 for SH 121 at I-635 and FM 2499.

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This map shows the detour suggested for the closure of northbound SH 121 frontage road at Bass Pro Drive. (Courtesy DFW Connector)

Grapevine Council approves $49K for Dallas Road corridor parking study

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Finding parking on Main Street can be difficult. (Sherelle Black/Community Impact Newspaper)

On Sept. 18 the Grapevine City Council unanimously approved a contract of $49,700 to study the parking needs of the Dallas Road transit corridor in Grapevine.

This section encompasses Dallas Road from Ball Street/William D. Tate Avenue to Texan Trail.

“As we move through the planning process for the Dallas Road district, we’ve heard from Council and Planning and Zoning commissioners that there was a great concern for parking, especially due to the potential increase for development density,” Development Director Scott Williams said at the meeting. “For that reason, we have before you tonight a contract with WGI Parking Planners to take a look at what we have and what we will have.”

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Road Closures This Weekend

DnaFxhPU4AI9L1BOn-Ramp Closures: Pending weather, North Gate Constructors will conduct a full closure of the SB William D. Tate Ave on-ramps (small ramps in front of Skate Town) to SH 121/360 this weekend from 8pm, Fri, 9/21 to 6am, Mon, 9/24. Traffic will be detoured to Stone Myers Pkwy.

UPDATED: Army Corps of Engineers: Fairway Drive closed for the rest of the year due to a slide at Grapevine Lake Dam

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Beginning Aug. 13, Fairway Drive will be closed to public traffic for the remainder of the year, according to Flower Mound officials. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish Army Corps of Engineers missions.

The Corps is in the initial process of repairing a shallow slide at Grapevine Lake Dam. As a part of this forthcoming repair, the Corps had intended to close the road during the construction phase only.

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