Transportation updates on FM 544, FM 2499 and FM 1171

Recent Updates

FM 544 widening
The construction on FM 544 from FM 2281 to Parker/Dozier Road is halfway complete. The construction crew is preparing to pour the deck on Indian Creek Bridge and for concrete paving. Other work 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. There are bridges being built 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

FM 2499 improvements
Crews are currently installing a storm box culvert across FM 2499 in Flower Mound as well as the center median crossing. 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 along the western side of FM 2499 to Denton Creek, and the extension of the fly-over lane into Grapevine and FM 2499/Gerault Road intersection improvements.

Timeline: December 2017-late 2018
Cost: $8.7 million
Funding sources: town of Flower Mound, state funds

FM 1171 turn lane construction
In December, an Unite line and Lewisville ISD pole were identified for relocation. Also, workers found three other utility lines and are working on identifying them. 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, relocation of an existing 8-foot-wide hike and bike trail and utility relocation.

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

Midway Road reconstruction
Midway Road will be reconstructed from Huffines Boulevard to Midway Pump Station near FM 544 in Lewisville. The project design is complete and right of way parcels are acquired. Construction is on hold until the Valley Ridge Boulevard to Midway 24-inch water main is completed underneath Midway to avoid construction conflicts.

Timeline: spring 2018-2020
Cost: $4,803,816
Funding source: city of Lewisville

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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