The final set of construction-related traffic changes are coming to the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Hwy. 78 near the southern tip of White Rock Lake in Lakewood.

As of July 20, all traffic on Garland Road and Grand Avenue just east of the Gaston Avenue junction will follow a new configuration, according to a Texas Department of Transportation news release.

The big picture

The traffic change is the final phase of a five-part project to improve the intersection of Gaston, Garland and Grand. The $6.3 million project, which began in late 2021, includes the reconfiguration of the existing intersection to provide safer turning movements and thoroughfares on eastbound and westbound Hwy. 78. New crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists are also being constructed.

Going forward

Through this fall, drivers should expect daily lane closures, according to the news release. TxDOT officials are encouraging drivers to use caution when adjusting to the new configuration and to plan ahead for extra travel time, especially during peak traffic hours.

The entire construction project is expected to be completed in the fall, but TxDOT officials have not announced an exact date.