Northbound lanes along South Belt Line Road were closed beginning Aug. 30, according to a city news release.
The third phase of the project includes areas not initially included in the original approval for the reconstruction of South Belt Line Road. The affected area stretches from Dividend Drive to I-635.
All northbound traffic has been diverted into the southbound travel lanes, which allows for continued travel in both directions. The news release said two lanes are available to southbound traffic with one lane for northbound travel.
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“The S. Belt Line Reconstruction Project was originally designed to be completed in two phases,” Director of Public Works Mike Garza said in the news release. “Earlier this year, however, the city received a request to develop the vacant property between Hackberry Road and Dividend Drive, which made it necessary to reconfigure our plans for this stretch of the roadway.”
The construction between Dividend Drive and I-635 includes the incorporation of turn lanes and driveways along with the addition of a traffic signal at Hackberry Road. The news release said the third phase is expected to be complete by early summer 2024.
Overall, the reconstruction of South Belt Line Road includes sidewalks, pavement improvements, landscaping and more. The city has created a webpage for the project, and individuals can monitor progress using an interactive construction map.