Ira E. Woods TEXRail bridge
After replacing the previous bridge earlier this spring, construction crews have drilled shafts necessary to support the new bridge abutments, where the bridge itself will rest. Construction involves tying elements of the bridge together and adding walls needed to hold the dirt to one side to leave the other side open for traffic. In addition crews have worked on the existing wing walls to tie into the new abutments. In this case, wing walls are existing retaining walls that are straight in the middle and have wings that push back the dirt on either side. This road is fully closed through August.
Cost: part of the $1.034 billion TEXRail project
Funding source: Trinity Metro
White Chapel Boulevard widening
Crews continue to work on North White Chapel Boulevard, and on July 14 crews completely closed this section of the road for utility work. The current traffic pattern, with the temporary lane shift, will remain in place while the contractor continues to install utility infrastructure. The 12-inch water line and sanitary sewer installation are about 90 percent complete. Up next is the storm drain installation, set to begin starting in August.
Timeline: April-October 2019
Cost: $10.38 million
Funding source: city of Southlake
Glade Road widening
The Colleyville City Council continues to obtain right of way acquisitions and easements, which it hopes to have completed in the fall. Following this, crews will finalize the engineering work for the project and begin relocating utilities.
Timeline: February-summer 2020
Cost: $7.8 million
Funding source: city of Colleyville
FM 2499/Gerault Road and drainage improvement
Crews are working on pedestrian ramps, grading and other final items on the project. They recently completed the new turn lanes at the FM 2499 and Gerault Road intersection and are working on cleanup and curbing. The project includes the replacement of an undersized drainage structure under FM 2499 west of the FM 2499/Gerault intersection, the installation of a new drainage structure for the existing drainage structure that is being replaced along the western side of FM 2499 to Denton Creek and the extension of the Gerault flyover lane into Grapevine. The project provides for drainage improvements to help an existing flooding issue at the intersection and improved transition from the flyover lane to FM 2499.
Timeline: August 2017-August
Cost: $8.2 million
Funding source: city of Flower Mound