1. FM 2499 bridge demolition begins
Work on the I-635/SH 121 interchange project continues. Demolition of the northbound FM 2499 bridge took place
Jan. 24-27, according to a news release from NorthGate Constructors. Once completed, the $371 million interchange project will improve capacity and connectivity between I-635, SH 121, SH 26 and FM 2499, according to the news release. Improvements are being funded as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Clear Lanes initiative to relieve congested roadways.
Timeline: August 2018-2022
Cost: $370 million
Funding source: TxDOT
2. Coppell fills cracks in city streets
Coppell’s Public Works Department began sealing cracks in city streets Jan. 18. The round of sealing began on North Coppell Road from Westminster Court to SH 121, according to the city. The second round was Jan. 19, and crews worked on East Sandy Lake Road from MacArthur Boulevard to Denton Tap Road.
Timeline: Jan. 18-19
Cost: $100,000 (annual budget)
Funding source: city of Coppell
3. Parkway Boulevard construction updates
Crews began demolishing the driveway to Coppell City Hall on Parkway on Jan. 15. Eastbound traffic continues to be affected by the construction work between Denton Tap and Heartz roads. Additionally, eight trees along the Parkway Boulevard medians that the city had planned to retain will be removed due to distress from the construction work, according to the city.
Timeline: March 2019-spring 2020
Cost: $7.4 million
Funding sources: city of Coppell bond funds, sales tax revenue