Transportation Updates

GCS Transportation Updates July

1. FM 1938 Phase 2


Phase 2 of the FM 1938 reconstruction project in Southlake from Randol Mill Avenue to Southlake Boulevard continues. Construction to widen the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 is progressing in July as crews have installed most of the curb and gutter on the outside sections of the intersection and continue to construct sidewalks and reconstruct driveways near the intersection. North of the intersection, crews are preparing for future concrete to be placed for a portion of the new northbound lanes. Work also continues on some of the side streets connecting to FM 1938, including Lovegrass Lane, Camden Circle and Palomar Trail. The project is widening the roadway to two lanes in each direction with raised medians and includes dual left-turn bays in all directions at the intersection of FM 1938 and  Southlake.
Timeline: April 2015-2017
Cost: $20.6 million
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation; North Central Texas Council of Governments; U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration; Tarrant County; cities of Southlake, Trophy Club, Keller, Westlake



2. Kirkwood Boulevard expansion


The widening of a portion of Kirkwood Boulevard in Southlake is in the design phase with 65 percent of it complete as of July. City officials said the widening will reduce traffic and improve ingress and egress from the surrounding developments. The project will consist of completing the two eastbound lanes of Kirkwood between Stockton Drive and the northern end of Tyler Street.
Timeline: fall 2016-summer 2017
Cost: $1.6 million
Funding Sources: city of Southlake



3. SH 26 Phase 2


Phase 2 of the SH 26 reconstruction project in Colleyville from John McCain Road to Brown Trail has been awarded to the construction company Jagoe-Public Co. of Denton. The 3.9-mile TxDOT project is widening the roadway to three lanes in each direction and includes raised curbed medians to enhance safety.
Timeline: summer 2016-2018
Cost: $38.2 million
Funding sources: city of Colleyville, TxDOT, NCTCOG



4. SH 121 expansion


As of mid-July the project is 69 percent complete with crews working on concrete paving as well as curbs, lime treatment and embankments. Bridge beams are scheduled to be installed over Denton Creek in July, and work continues on the construction of northbound and southbound frontage roads. When complete the project will widen SH 121 from four lanes to 10 lanes between Grapevine Mills Boulevard in Grapevine and the Sam Rayburn Tollway/Business 121 split in Lewisville.
Timeline: March 2014-September 2017
Cost: $58.8 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, NCTCOG, federal funds

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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