Southlake's FM 1938 construction project reaches partial completion point and 3 other transportation updates




FM 1938/Davis Boulevard extension Phase 2


The FM 1938 construction project in Southlake has reached a partial completion point. Construction of a screen wall for the Myers Meadow subdivision located on the east side of FM 1938 near Johnson Road will begin early next year, in addition to the installation of street lighting. Roadway reconstruction from Brookforest Drive/Kingswood Drive to Randol Mill Avenue on the north end of the project will resume soon with the rebuilding of drainage in that area. Roadway reconstruction from Brookforest Drive/Kingswood Drive to the south of FM 1709 has been completed, including the FM 1938/FM 1709 intersection.


Timeline: spring 2015-spring 2018
Cost:
$20 million
Funding source:
Texas Department  of Transportation








Pleasant Run Road reconstruction


Crews are working on the removal of asphalt paving along Pleasant Run Road in Colleyville to meet city standards. Other delays on the project include installing a new municipal water line, as the former water line broke several times during construction. The new water line has been installed and placed into service, but these issues have put the contractor behind schedule. Crews will be working six days a week going forward to try to mitigate for time lost. Additional delays may occur as crews install a water line connection that will go through the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail right of way, as well as other unforeseen delays.


Timeline: July 2017-May 2018
Cost: $4.9 million
Funding source: city of Colleyville








Kimball Avenue improvement project


In January, crews in Southlake worked to change the height of the roadway to match the future height of the tracks on the inside lanes. In February, the tracks, ties and ballasts will be replaced with new tracks, ties and ballasts. The outside lanes will be closed to raise that portion of the roadway to the height of the new tracks. This work should have little to no impact on traffic during the lane closures.


Timeline: January 2018-March 2018
Cost: part of the $1.034 billion TEXRail project
Funding source: Fort Worth Transportation Authority


Editor's note: A previous version of this update listed the incorrect cost for this project. The cost is part of the $1.034 billion TEXRail project.






Ira E. Woods Avenue road closure


A portion of Ira E. Woods Avenue in Grapevine was scheduled to close in early February to construct a new bridge for the TEXRail commuter rail line. The road has to be closed to place a crane in the middle of the road to work on the bridge abutments. Several road closures will follow along this route as the bridge continues to be built.


Timeline: February 2018-May 2018
Cost: part of the $1.034 billion TEXRail project
Funding source: Fort Worth Transportation Authority


Editor's note: A previous version of this update listed the incorrect cost for this project. The cost is part of the $1.034 billion TEXRail project.


By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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