MORE ROAD CONSTRUCTION SLATED FOR FALL
According to the last citizen survey, road conditions and traffic congestion are major concerns for Colleyville citizens. Now a better economy has many cities, including Colleyville, working on long-delayed road and infrastructure projects. In the coming year, the city is dedicating more money than ever before to the repair and reconstruction of Colleyville streets. Unfortunately, better streets require road construction, which isn’t pleasant for anyone-but it’s necessary to get the roads and streets up to the standards citizens expect. Following is a list of anticipated road and infrastructure projects slated for this fall:
SH 26 reconstruction (Grapevine city limits to 1,000 feet south of John McCain Road)
This is a TxDOT project that is slated for completion next spring. While the city doesn’t control the project, every effort is being made to make both TxDOT and the project contractor accountable for reconstruction activities, and the delays and congestion being caused by the project.
Jackson/Cheek-Sparger roundabout construction (200 feet north of Jackson/Cheek-Sparger intersection)
Jackson Road is currently closed while the roundabout is being built. The road is scheduled to re-open to thru traffic in November.
Jackson Road rehabilitation (Sherwood Lane to Glade Road roundabout)
This is a Tarrant County project slated to begin in October. While the city provides the funding for the project, the county provides the equipment and manpower. Complete rehabilitation of the road will necessitate the closure of the road for about 45 days.
Lavaca Trail rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of Lavaca Trail, off Precinct Line Road, has necessitated closure of the road to thru traffic. The road is anticipated to re-open by mid-October. This is a county project.
Pleasant Run Road Reconstruction
Scheduled to start in October, full reconstruction of Pleasant Run Road from Veranda Lane (in the Village) to Bogart Drive will necessitate closure of the road to thru traffic. Staff will work to accommodate local traffic. The duration of the project is projected to be 270 days.
Colleyville has three rail crossings that must be reconfigured to establish quiet zones so that trains won’t be required to sound their horns when nearing grade crossings. Work at the John McCain Road crossing is not extensive but will require brief closures during off-peak hours. A flagman will be onsite for traffic control and safety. The crossings at Pleasant Run and Bransford roads will be closed for installation of the quad gates required to establish a quiet zone. The Bransford Road crossing is scheduled to be closed for 30 days starting in mid-September. When it reopens, the Pleasant Run Road crossing will close for 30 days to allow for quad gate installation.
Updates and suggested alternate routes will be posted at Colleyville.com and sent through the city’s free e-news service. Note that weather conditions and other factors may alter schedules.