Transportation updates

FM 1938 Phase 2GCS Transportation updates


Construction at the FM 1938 and FM 1709 intersection in Southlake has reached substantial completion with all lanes opened at the end of December. Some daily lane closures during off-peak periods can still be expected to finish work in the medians, around the perimeter of the intersection and to place the permanent traffic signals. North of the intersection, crews continue to reconstruct the new southbound lanes between Fawkes Lane and Florence Road, which includes a new retaining wall located along the west side of FM 1938. Construction is also continuing on some of the remaining side streets connecting from the west side of FM 1938.


Timeline: April 2015-summer 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



SH 26 Phase 2


GCS Transportation updates

Motorists can expect to see the installation of temporary pavement and temporary driveways at various locations in February. Various lane closures are possible from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane, weather permitting.


The Colleyville project is from John McCain Road to Brown Trail and consists of the widening of SH 26 from four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane to six lanes with raised-curb medians with left-turn bays, continuous sidewalks and improved signals.


Timeline: November 2016-2019
Cost: $38.2 million
Funding sources: TxDOT



SH 121 expansion


GCS Transportation updates

In February, workers will continue with concrete paving for the new northbound main lanes of SH 121. Also, crews will continue concrete paving on the southbound frontage road south of the Denton Creek U-turn. 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



SH 114 widening


GCS Transportation updates

Main lane paving is expected to be complete in February. Bridge bents for the overpass were being built in January, and beams for the bridge are expected to be delivered and installed beginning in February and wrapping up in April. When complete the project will widen SH 114 from four lanes to six lanes between Trophy Lake Drive in Trophy Club and Kirkwood Boulevard in Southlake.


Timeline: October 2016-December 2018
Cost: $24.9 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

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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