Transportation updates on FM 544 in Castle Hills, SH 121 in Lewisville, FM 2499 in Flower Mound and more


Recent updates for Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

FM 544 Widening

Ongoing work on FM 544 from FM 2281 to Parker/Dozier Road includes setting bridge panels, excavation and embankment. The road is being widened from a two-lane rural roadway to a six-lane, divided urban curb-and-gutter roadway with a raised median. Crews are building bridges that will run over the Kansas City Southern Railroad and Indian Creek.

Timeline: summer 2015-October 2019
Cost: $35.3 million
Funding sources: cities of Carrollton and Lewisville, Texas Department of Transportation, Denton County

SH 121 Expansion

Crews are working on milling and pavement. As of late November, the project was 94 percent complete. The project is expected to reach substantial completion in January, which means the lanes should be open and in final configuration. However, there will still be work taking place.

The project is expanding SH 121 from four to 10 lanes between FM 2499 in Grapevine and the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Lewisville.

Timeline: March 2014-January 2018
Cost: $58.8 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, North Central Texas Council of Governments, federal funds

FM 1171 / FM 2499 Construction

In November, workers completed the relocation of utilities, and construction began the first week of December. The project includes the installation of a FM 1171 eastbound turn lane at the FM 1171/FM 2499 intersection in Flower Mound. The project includes approximately 530 feet of paving, the relocation of an existing 8-foot hike/bike trail and utility relocation.

Timeline: October 2017-March 2018
Cost: $885,000
Funding source: town of Flower Mound

FM 2499 Improvements

The contractor expects to begin installing storm box culvert across FM 2499 the week of Dec. 4. The project includes the replacement of an undersized drainage structure under FM 2499 west of the FM 2499/Gerault Road intersection, the installation of a new drainage structure for the existing drainage structure that is being replaced running along the western side of FM 2499 to Denton Creek, and the extension of the flyover lane into Grapevine and FM 2499/Gerault intersection improvements.

Timeline: December-late 2018
Cost: $8.2 million
Funding sources: town of Flower Mound, state funds

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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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