The Texas Department of Transportation is planning changes to Hwy. 114 that consist of widening 7.1 miles of Hwy. 114 from east of International Parkway to east of Riverside Drive located within the cities of Irving and Grapevine, according to a presentation provided by TxDOT.

The project’s purpose is to improve mobility in the corridor by adding capacity to meet existing and future traffic demands, upgrade the existing corridor to meet engineering design standards, and manage congestion. The changes are needed, as the existing roadway does not meet existing or future traffic capacity demands in northeast Tarrant County and northwest Dallas County, according to documents.

The roadway also does not meet TxDOT design standards, which causes additional congestion, according to the department.

From International Parkway in Grapevine to SH 161 near Irving, the roadway would widen from seven general-purpose lanes to eight, and two managed lanes or express lanes would be constructed. Eight frontage road lanes would be widened, and a 10-foot-wide shared-use path would be constructed on the frontage road for bicycles and pedestrians.

The proposed design change for Hwy. 114 from SH 161 to Spur 348 would widen the roadway to eight general purpose lanes and increase the number of managed lanes from two to four.