Significant changes in traffic flow are coming soon for drivers that motor along Johnson Road near the Keller-Smithfield intersection.

The overview: According to a Keller city document, crews working on the Johnson Road project will first shift all of the north-south traffic on Keller-Smithfield Road onto the west side of the intersection May 24 to complete some underground work ahead of the incoming roundabout.

Traffic will be moved several times in the weeks ahead as construction continues, ensuring that Keller-Smithfield remains open for area residents and the first responders operating out of Fire Station 2, the document stated. Drivers are strongly encouraged to approach the intersection slowly and stay tuned to the four-way stops and other navigational signage.

The details: According to the document, residents living within the Johnson Road construction zone will see several changes in the upcoming weeks:
  • New signage directing them away from the Keller-Smithfield intersection
  • Those on the west side of the intersection will be guided to Rufe Snow Drive, while those on the east side will be directed to Pearson Lane
  • Work on the roundabout itself is expected to start in mid-July, beginning on the east side of the intersection
In case you missed it: The document stated that Stratton Drive access to Woodford neighborhood will reopen during this initial phase, with exiting traffic sent west to Rufe Snow.

This $7.24 million project includes water line replacements, a transition to curb-and-gutter drainage, road reconstruction, and intersection and pedestrian improvements, according to the document. The project is expected to be completed in June 2024.