Construction on travel lanes along South Belt Line Road in Coppell has been completed, meaning all lanes are now available to motorists, according to a city news release.

Work on the travel lanes began back in February 2022 and lasted more than two years with completion taking place in April 2024.

“We know residents have been waiting for this for a long time, and we thank them for their patience during the project,” Public Works Director Mike Garza said in the release. “Reconstructing a road of this scale takes time, but South Belt Line is now ready to serve this community for many years to come.”

The overview

The original scope of the project was two phases, which was projected to cost $18.6 million and was funded through the 2021 Street Capital Improvement Fund. A third phase was added and began late last summer after the city received a request to help a vacant property between Hackberry Road and Dividend Drive.

The completed project included several components, according to the news release, including:
  • Pavement replacement
  • Intersection improvements
  • Sidewalks
  • Streetlights
  • Landscaping
  • Storm sewer, water, and sanitary sewer rehabilitation and strategic replacement
Although the travel lanes are now open, construction crews are expected to remain at the site working on landscaping and sidewalks between Dividend Drive and I-635 until the summer, per the release.