The purpose of the project is to accommodate pedestrian traffic near Keller Town Center and the adjacent trail system and to provide more visibility for drivers turning north from Bear Creek Parkway onto Keller-Smithfield, according to city officials.
“We are looking forward to signals providing a safer experience for everyone,” the city said in statement. “Drivers should be prepared to adapt to intermittent lane closures during construction.”
According to the city, issues at the intersection are the result of the high volume of traffic and visual obstructions. Other options at the intersection, including a flashing red light, were deemed less efficient, officials said.
The total cost of the traffic signal installation project is $249,839.
Additionally, public works crews for the city of Keller are in the process of a citywide water line maintenance project.
The project is currently affecting a portion of South Keller-Smithfield Road from Bear Creek Parkway to Danbury Parks Drive. According to city officials, the southbound portion of Keller-Smithfield in this area will be closed 24/7 through the month of July as crews replace water lines on the western side of the street.
Residents who live on the affected areas of Keller-Smithfield Road will continue to have driveway and side street access from northbound lanes for the duration of construction, officials said. This includes essential services, such as garbage pickup and mail delivery.
The citywide water line maintenance project most recently completed replacement of water lines along Mt. Gilead Road near Hwy. 377. Work includes the installation of temporary service lines, water main replacement and new service connections.
Total cost of the city of Keller water system capital improvements project is $2.6 million, according to city officials.