Highway 26

Colleyville expansion phase

A .6-mile project to reconstruct Hwy. 26 in Colleyville from Brumlow Avenue/Pool Road to 1,000 feet south of John McCain Road is scheduled to start by the end of the month.

The project, an extension of improvements being made up to just south of Hwy. 114 in Grapevine, will widen Hwy. 26 from two lanes to three lanes in each direction with the addition of raised curb medians and left turn bays.

Utility relocations are anticipated to finish by the end of June, and reconstruction work is scheduled to begin shortly after.

The $11.4 million project, awarded to AUI Contractors, will take place in two phases.

The northbound side of the road will be reconstructed first, with traffic shifted to the southbound lanes. Traffic will be moved onto the new pavement once it is completed to allow for reconstruction of the southbound lanes.

"We are anxious to get started on this project, because this project will improve safety and mobility through the Colleyville area," said Val Lopez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation.

The project is scheduled to finish by summer or fall 2014.

Milling and overlay

The first segment of a $4.2 million, 7-mile project to resurface Hwy. 26 from John McCain Road to Glade Road is scheduled to finish before the end of the month.

The project, which kicked off in mid-April, includes pavement milling and repairing and an asphalt overlay meant to extend the life of the highway until it can be expanded in the future.

"This job included addressing pavement failures in the concrete and an overlay is an important part of a road's lifespan," said Val Lopez, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Transportation. "It provides a smoother, safer driving surface."

Since mid-April, workers with Lane Construction Corporation have reduced portions of Hwy. 26 to one lane in each direction from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work for the project is divided into three segments:

  • 1,000 feet south of John McCain Road to Glade Road
  • Glade Road to Precinct Line Road
  • Precinct Line Road to north of FM 1938/Davis Boulevard

The second segment is expected to be complete by the end of August.

Weather permitting, the project is scheduled to finish in late fall.