4 Coppell, Irving road projects to know about in March

(Designed by Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Designed by Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Designed by Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)

1. SH 114 closures/Signature Bridge construction

The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing a bridge near the intersection of SH 114, Loop 12 and SH 183. This Signature Bridge construction resulted in various closures of the eastbound and westbound managed lanes of SH 114 from Tom Braniff Drive to Spur 482. That work was conducted from Feb. 20-23. The bridge work is part of a four-year project that is meant to preemptively improve road infrastructure ahead of new business and residential development planned for the area.

Timeline: 2020-24

Cost: $420 million

Funding sources: TxDOT, Texas Clear Lanes initiative

2. Crews still working to open lanes on Parkway Boulevard

Construction continues on Parkway Boulevard, where crews are working to open all lanes of traffic in March. The work began in March 2019 and consisted of pavement and utility replacement as well as the construction of side paths and sidewalks. Crews will continue to install landscaping features, panels and stamped concrete at intersections until the project’s expected completion in the spring.Timeline: March 2019-spring 2020

Cost: $7.4 million

Funding sources: city of Coppell bond funds, sales tax revenue

3. SH 121/I-635 interchange widening

NorthGate Constructors reported in mid-February that this project is now 54% complete. Since the start of the new year, crews have opened the new northbound SH 121 auxiliary lanes, which will serve as a new direct connector to FM 2499. In addition, crews have demolished the former northbound FM 2499 bridge to move the project further toward completion, NorthGate spokesperson Maria Woodrow said. In the coming weeks, Woodrow said, the community can expect weekend work to take place as the weather becomes ideal for construction. Every weekend, utility, structures, paving and roadway teams will continue to perform work throughout various areas of the project.Timeline: August 2018-2022

Cost: $370 million

Funding source: TxDOT

4. California Crossing Road closes

Construction on a new water lift station near Las Colinas’ Urban Center has resulted in the closure of California Crossing Road from Riverside Drive to Luna Road. The area’s water infrastructure was damaged in 2015 by the flooding of the Elm fork of the Trinity River. Drivers can use detours along West Northwest Highway, Tom Braniff Drive or Wildwood Drive, according to the city.

Timeline: construction to run through summer 2020

Cost: $11.3 million

Funding source: city of Irving
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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