4 Keller, Fort Worth transportation projects to know about in June

1   Blue Mound Road expansion

Construction is underway on West Blue Mound Road between Willow Springs Road and US 81/287 in Fort Worth. The project will include new travel lanes, intersection improvements, drainage improvements, sidewalks, streetlights, bicycle lanes and rehabilitation of existing travel lanes, as appropriate. When completed, the road will be a four-lane, divided arterial.
Timeline: January 2019-Aug. 21, 2020
Cost: $5.05 million
Funding source: city of Fort Worth’s 2014 bond program, Proposition 1

  2   Timberland and Park Vista boulevards extension

Phase 3 of improvements to Timberland and Park Vista boulevards is expected to begin in August and be completed in December 2020. The project A will include extending Timberland Boulevard from Park Vista to US 377 as a four-lane, divided arterial. Phase 1 of the project was constructed between October 2015 and April 2017. It built Park Vista Boulevard as a four-lane, divided arterial from West Caylor Road to Timberland B and Timberland as a four-lane, divided arterial from North Caylor Road to Park Vista C . Phase D ,built between October 2017 and August 2018, constructed Timberland as a five-lane, undivided arterial between Excelsior Lane to North Caylor.
Timeline: August 2019-Dec. 10, 2020
Cost: $16.3 million
Funding source: city of Fort Worth’s 2014 bond program, Proposition 1

  3   Rapp Road reconstruction

Work began in mid-May to repave and restripe Rapp Road between Rufe Snow Drive and Wishing Tree Lane. Rapp will remain open during most of the construction as site and safety conditions allow. Some of the road may stay closed overnight for several days while extensive work is done between Rufe Snow and Chapelwood Lane.
Timeline: May-June
Cost: $100,000
Funding source: city of Keller

4   FM 1709/Keller Parkway improvements

The 3.86-mile project will repave FM 1709/Keller Parkway between Stonebridge Lane in Southlake and US 377/Main Street in Keller. Lane closures will occur from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday during overnight construction. Work will include road repairs, repaving and restriping. The project will also include intersection improvements at Keller Parkway and Rufe Snow Drive and Keller Parkway and Keller-Smithfield Road. The intersections will be restriped to provide turn and straight lanes for northbound and southbound traffic, and adjustments will be made to medians and the radius for turns.
Timeline: May-September
Cost: $2.47 million (FM 1709/Keller Parkway repaving), $300,000 (intersection improvements)
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

By Korri Kezar
Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.


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