Editor’s note: This story has been updated to better describe the two projects included in the approved contract.
An estimated $675,000 has been earmarked for two construction projects in Grapevine. One will be near the Aura Four44 apartment complex at the Nash and Berry streets intersection, and the other will be near the Walmart Supercenter at Nolen Drive. With the aim to improve transportation and mobility in this area, Grapevine City Council approved a construction contract with Jeske Construction Co. for these projects on Jan. 15.
Public Works Director Bryan Beck said the two projects are unrelated, except for their sizes. Since they are small, he said it would be better to package the two together for one contractor.
According to meeting documents, in April 2013 the cities of Grapevine and Southlake entered into an interlocal agreement for the design and construction of a road gap in Nolen Drive. The goal of this project is to improve traffic circulation with a connection of the two dead-end sections of Nolen.
The proposed improvements are approximately 200 feet long, according to city documents, and Southlake will reimburse Grapevine for half of the construction costs.
Meeting documents also state that in July 2018, the council amended this agreement to reconstruct Nash from the intersection with Jean Street to the south boundary of the Aura Four44 apartments near Berry as well as the design and construction of Nolen. This combines the two projects into one construction contract.
Once the city grants the contractor notice to proceed, the contractor has 180 days to complete the projects.