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Northeast Times | December 8, 2021

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Road construction and infrastructure as of Oct. 10

Road construction and infrastructure as of Oct. 10

SH 26 Construction Project (TxDOT) 

John McCain intersection
The current lane configuration at the intersection of SH 26 and John McCain will remain for the foreseeable future as work there continues. Progress is being made daily at this critical intersection.

Police and Public Works personnel will return to controlling the traffic signal at the John McCain intersection during morning and afternoon drive time until the Pleasant Run railroad crossing is re-opened. Traffic issues returned after personnel were removed from the intersection. The Pleasant Run railroad crossing is expected to re-open in approximately 2-4 weeks.

Safety First
We ask that all motorists pay close attention to signs and speed limits as they travel through the work zone. The safety of our citizens is our number one priority.

SH 26 UTILITY RELOCATION PROJECT (City of Colleyville/utility franchises) 
The city continues to relocate water and sewer lines along SH 26 in preparation for the next phase of TxDOT’s reconstruction project. This work will be primarily accomplished in the rights-of-way adjacent to the roadway, but at times, some limited lane closures may be necessary. For the most part, crews will bore horizontally along the roadway to provide a new location for the water and sewer lines. Franchise utilities, such as Atmos Energy (gas lines) and ONCOR (overhead power lines) are also relocating their respective utilities. Please send any questions, concerns, or comments to 26@colleyville.com. 

Water line relocations 
The outside northbound lane of SH 26from Brown Trail to Bransford Road (just south of the Texaco station), will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. next week so crews can install a new sanitary sewer line.

A new water line will be installed from Glade Road to Centerpark on the sast side of the road. Crews will bore along SH 26 to allow for the installation. Sanitary sewer will also be placed on the east side of the road from Thompson Terrace to Professional Court. Lane closures are possible from south of Glade Road to Professional Court from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the same area, on the west side of the road, the contractor will be boring under SH 26 for new water line installation just north of Old Glade Road.

Sanitary sewer placement
Work will take place from Little Bear Creek south toward Brown Trail, on the east side of the road. Lane closures are possible in this area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atmos Energy line relocations 
This week, Atmos will be relocating gas lines from Industrial Boulevard to Hall-Johnson Road on the both sides of SH 26, and from Tinker to Hall-Johnson roads on the west side. The contractor will also be boring under SH 26 at Tinker and Oak Pointe. There will be no lane closures and any impact to traffic in the area should be minimal. All businesses affected by the relocation work have been notified and the city is helping to schedule the work to minimize the impact to those businesses.

Oncor power line relocations
The contractor will continue to move overhead lines along SH 26 from Glade Road to Brown Trail. There should be no impact to traffic in that area.

Time Warner relocations
Time Warner continues to move overhead cable on the east side of SH 26-southbound from Tennison Parkway to Tarrant Lane. 
 

ADDITIONAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Jackson/Cheek-Sparger roundabout/Jackson Road rehabilitation
The southern section of Jackson Road is currently closed while the roundabout is being built. The project was delayed several months while franchised utilities moved their lines. These lines were supposed to be moved prior to the start of construction and had been certified by their respective companies as having been moved but, in fact, they had not. Construction on the roundabout was delayed while those utilities were moved. As originally planned, schedules for construction of the roundabout and rehabilitation of the road would not have overlapped, but the delay caused by the utility relocations has created a longer road closure than anticipated.

Jackson Road will be resurfaced from Glade Road to Shenandoah Place; however, because the road is four lanes in this section, the work can be done without closing that section of the road. The section of roadway between from Shenandoah Place to Sherwood Lane is currently undergoing full rehabilitation, requiring full closure of that section of the road.

Jackson Road should be completely open the first or second week in November, barring any weather delays.

Pleasant Run Road Reconstruction
Originally scheduled to start in October, the project is now slated to begin in early November. 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 neighborhood traffic while the road is undergoing reconstruction. The project is expected to take up to 270 days.  

Quiet Zone preparations 
Road work needed for the quiet zone project has been completed at Bransford Road and the road is now open to thru traffic. Additional signal work remains to be done at this location but it will not result in a road closure. The railroad crossing at Pleasant Run Road was closed on Monday, Oct. 6, for quad gate installation.  That closure is expected to last for 30 days. 

The quad gates are a necessary safety measure so the city can establish quiet zones, so trains won’t be required to sound their horns when nearing grade crossings in Colleyville. Quad gates must be established to provide the appropriate safety measures to allow quiet zones. At the John McCain Road crossing, the necessary safety features have been accomplished with raised medians. Work on the John McCain Road crossing is already complete. The federal government determines when a quiet zone is ready to be instituted. Early indications are that the quiet zones through Colleyville will take effect before the end of this year.

Southlake Bridge – Pleasant Run Road/White Chapel Boulevard
The city of Southlake is planning to close the small bridge on White Chapel Boulevard just north of the Colleyville city limits to address structural issues with the bridge. Southlake has not determined definitive dates for the closure, but it’s anticipated that the bridge will be closed by mid- to late November. The bridge will be closed for 30 days.

Colleyville staff is working to ensure that work on the railroad crossing at Pleasant Run Road is completed prior to Southlake’s closing of the bridge. Updates and information on alternative routes will be provided as information becomes available.