Stories to follow in 2019: Construction on SH 26 in Colleyville to include landscape, lighting

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What we reported: Some local businesses attributed faltering sales to the construction taking place on SH 26, even as road work moved to a new phase. The city of Colleyville introduced quarterly promotions to help businesses.

The latest: The $38.2 million project is scheduled for completion in mid-2019. The Texas Department of Transportation offers financial incentives for early completion and penalties for delays.

What’s next: In early 2019, asphalt and concrete work is planned from Tinker Road south to Hall-Johnson Road. Storm drain installation will continue from Hall-Johnson to the south of Main Street. Traffic on Hall-Johnson and Church Street on the east side at SH 26 have switched to new pavement to allow for reconstruction of the other half of each side street. In addition, the city is coordinating its efforts with TxDOT to take over landscaping for the project and is hopeful for a seamless transition from road construction to landscape enhancements. The city has earmarked $3 million for the lighting of the corridor, but will probably spend only about half of that, Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said. Any remaining money can be used to make the corridor more attractive in other ways. The council has decided on lighting and is planning to enhance the beauty of the road once TxDOT has finished road work.
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 McKinney edition.


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