The cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake will focus on infrastructure and parks among notable items in each capital improvement project budget for the fiscal year 2023-24.

Those projects, typically called CIP, were approved by each of the respective city councils.


The approved CIP for Colleyville totals $22.8 million, with the largest amount of any categories going to street improvements, though parks and recreation, wastewater, and facilities are also multimillion-dollar projects.

Road projects of note include:
  • Design work for Cheek-Sparger Road expansion from Heritage Avenue to Bedford Road
  • Intersection improvements at Glade Road and Roberts Road near the new Colleyville Recreation Center
  • Tinker Road water, drainage and road reconstruction from Pleasant Run to SH 26
Other projects include Heroes Park, which is located next to city hall. City Manager Jerry Ducay said construction on the military-themed park will start this summer. He said the city is also looking at adding a splash pad, but a location hasn’t been determined yet.

The Bransford Road Trail is also being redesigned after initial bids last year came back higher than expected, Ducay said.

The trail would run along Bransford Road from Field Street to the Cotton Belt Trail.

“The thing that residents are always most excited about is things they can see,” Ducay said. “That would obviously be things like Heroes Park and those things that are public improvements that are visible.”

The city of Grapevine’s projects for the fiscal year will see two areas account for more than 75% of the funding.

Waster and wastewater plant updates—$20 million—and the service center rebuild—$15 million—will be the two key items for the city that expects to spend $45 million this fiscal year.

Each plant for water and wastewater will cost $9 million, according to previous Community Impact reporting, and $2 million for design.

The city's service center, at 501 Shady Brook Drive, was hit during a tornado in December 2022. The facility will be constructed at the same location.

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Strawn said parks will also be addressed with $2.8 million going toward the new 15-acre Settlers Park near Bass Pro Shop. The park is closed during construction, according to Parks and Recreation Planning Manager Kathy Nelson.

There will also be renovations at Grapevine Golf Course, which will have an event venue added that could be used for weddings or parties.

The city of Southlake will address facility improvements and focus on mobility to help with traffic.

At the direction of City Council's desires, staff removed funding designated for Town Hall Plaza Park as well as a library and multiuse facility for other infrastructure projects.

“City staff will continue to work with the council on Comprehensive Plan priorities—including mobility, water, wastewater and parks, among others,” Chief Financial Officer Sharon Jackson said.

Facilities account for $13.1 million of the $41.6 million capital improvement projects budget. A bulk of that—$8.6 million—will be for the municipal service center and public safety training tower project. The relocation of the city's Emergency Operations Center to the first level of the Department of Public Safety Headquarters is on the list. A new addition is a Southlake Visitor Information and Amenity Center, with public restrooms, at Southlake Town Square.

Water projects account for $9 million. There will be water line work, lift stations and pump station improvements coming, which feature:
  • Alta Vista water line replacement
  • Shady Lane lift station
  • Lonesome Dove lift station
  • T.W. King Pump Station No. 2 improvements, Phase 1 and Phase 3
Traffic improvements include Continental Boulevard and South Peytonville Avenue intersection improvements, speed studies to look at ways to increase the safety of roads, and improvement on SH 114. The latter includes reconfigured on- and off-ramps along the highway between Dove Road and Kimball Avenue by the Texas Department of Transportation.

"This arrangement reduces the overall traffic volume at local intersections and improves traffic flow in these heavily used areas,” Director of Public Works Robert Cohen said. “When complete, the new configuration will place the on-ramps right before the frontage road intersections and the off-ramps just after intersections.”