Transportation update: Grapevine Main Street and Dallas Road intersection to close for construction

This rendering shows what the Dallas Road and Main Street intersection will look like once construction is finished. (Rendering courtesy city of Grapevine)
This rendering shows what the Dallas Road and Main Street intersection will look like once construction is finished. (Rendering courtesy city of Grapevine)

This rendering shows what the Dallas Road and Main Street intersection will look like once construction is finished. (Rendering courtesy city of Grapevine)

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This detour will allow vehicles access to businesses in downtown Main Street in Grapevine. (Courtesy city of Grapevine)
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The Dallas Road project will stretch from Ball Street to Texan Trail. (Graphic by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine staff announced March 24 that the intersection of Main Street and Dallas Road in downtown will temporarily close starting March 24. This closure will allow for crews to make pedestrian-friendly changes to the intersection faster, according to a city news release. Instead of taking eight months with partial closures spread out across the project, the construction company will instead complete the project in four weeks with the full closure.

The news release noted that when the recovery period from coronavirus concerns begins for businesses, there will be no more closures of the Dallas and Main intersection and there would be full traffic access up and down Main Street.

Grapevine provided a map of the detour route, which will allow traffic on Main access to businesses and retail in the area. Click here to see the detour route.

The Dallas Road project will stretch over 1.5 miles to extend the Cotton Belt Trail with a 10-foot wide trail section along the north side of west Dallas between William D. Tate Ave., or Ball Street, and Dooley Street. Crews will also add a 10-foot-wide trail section along the east side of Dooley from Dallas north to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit right of way.

A 12-foot-wide trail section will be added east from Dooley along the north side of the DART rail corridor to Texan Trail, where it will connect with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Links Trail.


To accomplish this, crews have moved the curb line between Ball and Main. In addition, the existing sidewalks are being removed on the south side of the road.
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. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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