Road improvements and more: Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village October transportation updates

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Morriss Road improvements

The project includes upgrades to the existing southbound left turn lane on Morriss Road at Valley Ridge Boulevard; the construction of a westbound right-turn lane on Valley Ridge Boulevard at Morriss Road; and the reconstruction of the existing eight-foot multiuse trail and crosswalk along Valley Ridge Boulevard. Flower Mound Town Council approved a construction contract for this portion of the project at its Sept. 16 meeting. Construction on improvements to Morriss Road at Valley Ridge Boulevard is expected to begin in late October.

Timeline: May 2019-May 2020

Cost: $5.5 million

Funding source: town of Flower Mound

Timberbrook neighborhood street improvements

Timberbrook neighborhood street improvements

This project will include the reconstruction of its concrete streets, sidewalks and curb ramps. It will also include the implementation of new water and sewer lines, and it will increase storm drainage capacity in the neighborhood. Halff Associates completed project design this summer. Lewisville City Council is expected to vote on the construction award for the project in December. Construction is set to begin in the neighborhood in February 2020.

Timeline: February 2020-August 2022

Cost: $14.8 million

Funding source: city of Lewisville

Windsor Drive roundabout connection

Windsor Drive will be extended to West Windsor Drive and connected to an existing roundabout south of Pinon Street. The project includes the installation of a two-lane concrete street and modifications to an existing eight-foot multi-use trail along West Windsor Drive near the connection, according to the town’s website. Flower Mound Town Council approved the construction award at its Sept. 16 meeting. Construction is expected to begin in late October.

Timeline: October with end date to be determined

Cost: $325,000

Funding source: town of Flower Mound

Yucca Drive and Churchill Drive improvements

This improvement project includes the reconstruction of Yucca Drive from Sagebrush to about 700 feet south of Cross Timbers Road. It also includes the extension of Churchill Drive by about 400 feet to connect to Yucca. Sidewalk, trail and drainage improvements are also part of the project. Construction began in November 2018, and the Churchill connection is now complete. Yucca has been reduced to one southbound lane from Stonebridge Drive. Stonebridge has reopened, and storm drain installation was completed this summer. Construction crews began removing pavement on the east lane of Yucca in September.

Timeline: November 2018-November

Cost: $2.3 million

Funding source: town of Flower Mound

Correction: The cost estimates and funding sources for the Windsor Drive roundabout connection and the Timberbrook neighborhood street improvements have been corrected since this article was first published.

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Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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