Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village Transportation Updates July 2019

Construction on Yucca and Churchill  Drives.

Construction on Yucca and Churchill Drives.

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Morriss Road improvements

Panel replacement work is ongoing and will be focused in front of Forestwood Middle School during the summer break. Intersection work at Garden Road is ongoing as well and is anticipated to be complete by Aug. 9. Work on the water line replacement began June 10 and will be focused in front of Forestwood during the summer. Southbound Morriss lane reductions are anticipated during water line installation. Utility relocations are also underway at the intersection of Lake Bluff Drive and Morriss.

Timeline: May 2019-2020

Cost: $5 million

Funding source: town of Flower Mound

FM 544 expansion

Work on FM 544 from FM 2281 to Parker/Dozier Road is nearly complete. Crews are placing compost and sod and watering in multiple areas of the project. The railroad bridge still needs to be painted. Crews are also finishing other punch-list items and doing general cleanup throughout the project. The project consists of the road being widened from a two-lane rural roadway to a six-lane divided urban curb-and-gutter roadway with a raised median. Bridges were built that will run over the Kansas City Southern Railway and Indian Creek.

Timeline: summer 2015-August 2019

Cost: $35.3 million

Funding source: cities of Carrolton and Lewisville, Texas Department of Transportation, Denton County

Main and Mill reconstruction

The Main and Mill streets contractor is still working on the south side of Main, specifically at its intersection with Kealy Avenue. City staff expects it will be another month before they begin working on the north side of Main. The project includes adding on-street parking; dedicated bicycle lanes; wider sidewalks; traffic signal modifications; landscaping; ornamental street lighting; and amenities, such as benches, bike racks, trash cans and recycling bins on Main and Mill streets. Work on Mill is expected to begin in September once Main is mostly completed.

Timeline: January-September

Cost: $8.5 million

Funding source: city of Lewisville, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Yucca and Churchill drives Phase 1

A storm sewer has been installed across Sagebrush Drive. Paving to extend Churchill to Yucca is underway as part of Phase 1.

Timeline: February-December

Cost: $2.3 million

Funding source: town of Flower Mound

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.