Transportation Updates

August Transportation Updates

1. North White Chapel Boulevard widening


August Transportation Updates North White Chapel Boulevard widening[/caption]

In August, contractors began working on installing a new traffic signal at the North White Chapel Boulevard and Ascot Drive intersection in Southlake. The signal is being installed as part of the preparation for the North White Chapel widening project. The installation is expected to be complete before school starts Aug. 22. When the widening project is complete the road will be expanded from a two-lane divided roadway to four lanes.


Timeline: August-TBD
Cost: $10.4 million
Funding sources: city of Southlake, Tarrant County



2. FM 1938 Phase 2


August Transportation Updates FM 1938 Phase 2[/caption]

Phase 2 of the FM 1938 project in Southlake and Keller from Randol Mill Avenue to FM 1709 is on schedule. Construction continues to widen the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709, with some of the newly reconstructed access driveways at the intersection now open. The concrete barriers will be removed at that intersection and replaced with orange barrels in August. Crews will begin to reconstruct the remaining access driveways and finish constructing the remaining curb, gutter and sidewalks on the outside sections of the intersection in August. This 1.6-mile project will widen the roadway to two lanes in each direction with raised, curbed medians and will expand the intersection at FM 1709 so there will be two turn lanes in all directions.


Timeline: April 2015-2017
Cost: $20.6 million
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation; U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration; Tarrant County; cities of Southlake, Trophy Club, Keller, Westlake; North Central Texas Council of Governments



3. FM 2499 project


The FM 2499 project is mostly complete  with final punchlist items being done in August. While final work is being done there will be various lanes closed on the northbound and southbound frontage roads. It was originally anticipated that work would be completed in January 2017. The project included rebuilding the main lanes of FM 2499 from SH 121 to Denton Creek, adding frontage roads, and rebuilding the intersection with Grapevine Mills Boulevard as a bridge.


Timeline: August 2013-August 2016
Cost: $93 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, federal grant 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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