Residents get more details about Glade Road expansion

About 300 Colleyville residents packed a public meeting about the expansion of Glade Road Monday evening. Some were opposed to making the road larger, others glad the city is going to improve it.

A study of the road, a key east-west corridor through Colleyville, has shown that it is both unsafe and congested. Some of the residents who spoke Monday said they would rather deal with congestion than lose trees along the road to widening.

A representative of TransSystems, the company that did the study, fielded questions for nearly two hours from residents concerned about trees, cost and the reasons for expanding the road.

"The main reason is, it's falling apart," Bob Lowry, city public works director, told the crowd. "There are many places where pavement is only two inches thick. The fact that it needs to be reconstructed provides an opportunity to address areas that experience significant traffic congestion."

TransSystems' Chad Gartner showed residents three options: two lanes with a continuous left turn lane; two lanes with left turn lanes where needed; and two lanes with medians and left turn lanes.

Resident Bobby Lindmood, who lives along Glade and put up signs protesting the widening, said he doesn't want any of those options,

"We want the road improved as far as fixing the deterioration," he said, but he and other neighbors don't want any more work.

TransSystems distributed comment cards at the meeting, and will continue to take public input on the website until Dec. 18.

"Public input is vital to the success of this project," Gartner told the audience.

He said TransSystems plans to make a recommendation to the city council by late January. He said they will look for a way to make the road safer as well address resident concerns.

The city council, many of whom were at Monday's meeting, will have the final say.


(Courtesy Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)
Dallas Fort Worth airport sees 45% decline in passengers during March

The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport saw steep declines in the number of passengers passing through its doors each month.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke to members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on May 27 about what the state's post-pandemic economic turnaround might look like. (Screenshot of May 27 virtual luncheon)
Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.

Nursing facilities across Texas will be able to apply for federal funds to purchase devices to connect residents to friends and family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces $3.6 million project to connect nursing home residents to families

Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 27 that $3.6 million will be provided to nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with family members.

Voters are encouraged to bring their own equipment in order to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus.(Graphic by Matthew T. Mills /Community Impact Newspaper)
State of Texas releases voter health checklist for polling stations in June and July

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs released a checklist May 26 for voters to follow to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at polls.

Tuesday Morning plans to close 230 of its 687 stores in a phased approach. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy; 2 Richardson locations to close

The company plans to close 230 locations, including stores in Dallas, Richardson, Irving, Arlington and Murphy.

Cinnaholic closed in Southlake at the end of April. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cinnaholic closes bake shop in Southlake

Cinnaholic announced at the end of April that it closed its location at 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 102, Southlake.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial is located in Frisco. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)
Baylor Scott & White Health to lay off 1,200 after reporting 'drastic drop' in visits

The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.

Starting May 29, water parks will be able to open up to 25% capacity. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting Friday, May 29, water parks will be allowed to open but must limit guests to 25% of their normal operating capacity.

The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
New hotel and small-business grants: News from the DFW area

Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area here.

The flute section of the Rouse High School marching band from Leander performs in this 2017 file photo. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.

See Memorial Day news in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ROUNDUP: Memorial Day news in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

See below a roundup of Memorial Day news in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.

Umbra Winery is adding a market to its Grapevine location (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Umbra Winery in Grapevine adds market concept; doors to open May 25

Umbra Winery is adding a market concept to its Grapevine location at 415 S. Main St., Grapevine.