Transportation updates for Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake projects

SH 26 Phase 2

GCS Transportation Updates June SH 26 Phase 2[/caption]

In the SH 26 project area in Colleyville, motorists can expect to see increased construction activity along the entire limits of the project. South of Glade Road crews continue to place concrete traffic barriers and perform bridge work on the Little Bear Creek bridge, including the drilling and pouring of shafts. Additional construction activity north of Glade has included the placement of temporary traffic signals and traffic-control devices and installation of temporary pavement at various locations along the project limits. Future construction activities will include milling and removal of old pavement along the west side of SH 26 from near Centerpark Drive to John McCain Road. The project is widening the roadway from John McCain to Brown Trail.

Timeline: November 2016-2019
Cost: $38.2 million
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation

FM 1938 Phase 2

GCS Transportation Updates June FM 1938 Phase 2[/caption]

At the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 in Southlake, where construction is significantly completed, some daily lane closures during off-peak periods can still be expected to finish work in the medians, around the perimeter of the intersection and to install permanent traffic signals. North of the intersection, crews have been performing landscaping and continue to reconstruct the new northbound and southbound lanes, which includes a new retaining wall located along the west side of FM 1938. Construction is also continuing on some of the side streets—Wildwood Way and Brookforest Drive—connecting from the west side of FM 1938. The project is widening the roadway to two lanes in each direction with raised curbed medians and will expand the intersection at FM 1709 so there will be two left-turn lanes in all directions.

Timeline: April 2015-2017
Cost: $20.6 million
Funding sources: TxDOT; U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration; Tarrant County; cities of Southlake, Trophy Club, Keller, Westlake; North Central Texas Council of

SH 114 widening

GCS Transportation Updates June SH 114 widening[/caption]

The project, which is widening SH 114 from four lanes to six lanes between Trophy Lake Drive in Trophy Club and Kirkwood Boulevard in Southlake, is 46 percent complete. In May crews are backfilling pavement and constructing a bridge deck on SH 114. The project is expected to be finished months ahead of schedule.

Timeline: October 2016-December 2018
Cost: $24.9 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

SH 121 expansion

GCS Transportation Updates June SH 121 expansion[/caption]

The project is behind schedule but still estimated to be complete in September, according to TxDOT officials. In May, crews will continue working on pavement. When complete the project will widen SH 121 from four lanes to 10 lanes between Grapevine Mills Boulevard in Grapevine and the Sam Rayburn Tollway/Business 121 split in Lewisville.

Timeline: March 2014-September 2017
Cost: $58.8 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, NCTCOG, federal funds

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.


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