FM 1938 project wraps up in Southlake

Fort Worth City Council approved a $3 million contract March 2 for the second phase of the city's Kroger Drive road improvements project. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Fort Worth City Council approved a $3 million contract March 2 for the second phase of the city's Kroger Drive road improvements project. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Fort Worth City Council approved a $3 million contract March 2 for the second phase of the city's Kroger Drive road improvements project. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Texas Department of Transportation in March finished the second phase of a more than 8-year-long rehabilitation and reconstruction project on FM 1938 in Southlake.

A partnership between TxDOT, Tarrant County, the city of Southlake and other entities, the $37 million second phase reconstructed the roadway from one lane in each direction to a four-lane, divided roadway with raised curb medians.

The second phase, which stretched from Randol Mill Road to FM 1709, also included intersection improvements, drainage upgrades and a screening wall adjacent to the Myers Meadow subdivision.

Phase one of the project, completed in 2012, upgraded FM 1938 to a six-lane, divided roadway from SH 114 to south of Dove Road.

Timeline: 2012-March 2021

Cost: $37 million

Funding Source: TxDOT

By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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