Several important road projects are detailed in the spring 2018 edition of the Road Report. Projects are categorized by those under construction and those in the design phase, and includes the funding source for the project. TxDOT projects are also listed separately.
For additional information, contact:
Bart VanAmburgh, Director of Public Works, 817 276-4233 [email protected]
David Boski, Asst DPW-Transportation, 817 276-4208 [email protected]
Raymond Coffman, City Engineer, 817 276-4238 [email protected]
Street Projects Under Construction
East Broad Street (U.S. 287 to Cannon Drive) - MEDC Bonds, Street Bond Fund
Broad Street will be reconstructed to a six-lane, divided thoroughfare. Improvements will include a traffic signal at Regency Parkway and dual left-turn lanes for eastbound traffic at Cannon. Subgrade preparation is under way on the north side for pavement placement. Utility relocations continue. The proposed schedule for completion is mid-August 2018.
Regency Parkway (existing end to Heritage Parkway) - MEDC Bonds, Street Bond Fund
Regency will be completed to Heritage as a four-lane, undivided roadway. Water main and storm drainage improvements are included. Utility work is complete and paving is under way. Project is scheduled for completion in June 2018.
Mouser Way (House Road to U.S. 287) - Street Bond Fund
Mouser Way currently extends east from Main Street to House Road. This project will complete Mouser Way to the U.S. 287 southbound frontage road. It will be a four-lane, undivided collector street, with storm drain system and a large drainage culvert crossing Watson Branch. The 300-foot section of phase 1 at the west end is complete. All utilities, storm drainage and creek channel improvements are complete. Subgrade preparation is complete, but paving has been delayed due to wet weather. Total project completion is anticipated to be late spring 2018.
U.S. 287 Ramps and Texas U-Turn (Walnut Creek Drive to Debbie Lane) – Street Bond Fund
The scope of this project is to reconfigure the on and off ramps on U.S. 287 between Walnut Creek Drive and Debbie Lane and construct a U-turn from the northbound to southbound frontage road at Debbie Lane. This is a TxDOT managed project. The contractor is completing cleanup and punch list items to close the project.
Debbie Lane Reconstruction (FM 157 to Main Street) – Street Bond Fund
The original project scope included adding medians to create a divided roadway, resurfacing the existing asphalt pavement and adding sidewalks. With direction from City Council, the project was redefined as a full reconstruction with a six-lane, concrete pavement section that will allow this road to serve as a designated truck route. The paving items remaining include median work, turn lanes, drive approaches and sidewalks. Total project completion is anticipated in July 2018.
Price Road at South Main Street – Street Bond Fund
Price Road will be realigned at the south end to provide for a perpendicular intersection at Main Street opposite the existing Sentry Drive. This section of Price will be concrete with curb and gutter. The project also includes a left-turn lane on eastbound Heritage Parkway just east of Main Street. Punch list items are being completed by the contractor.
Tarrant Street (Dallas Street to Kimball Street) - 2016 Tarrant County CDBG, Street Bond Fund
Project is complete.
North Main Street (Oak Street to Town Park) - TAP Grant, Street Bond Fund
This project is a streetscape improvement not a roadway widening. The existing roadway configuration will remain as a four-lane undivided road, but with widened and protected hike and bike pathways on both sides of the driving lanes. Enhanced lighting and fencing will be added to the bridge over the railroad and Walnut Creek, and parallel parking will be added north and south of the bridge. The project is managed by the Park & Recreation Department and a construction contract has been awarded by City Council. Construction is expected to begin in early May and last approximately six months.
Traffic Signal (Matlock Road at Ragland Road) – Street Bond Fund
A construction contract was awarded at the March 5 City Council meeting. Work is expected to begin in May with completion scheduled for August before the start of the 2018/2019 school year.
Street Projects Under Design
Turner Warnell Road (Callender Road to Wayland Court) – Street Bond Fund
This project will complete a four-lane, divided thoroughfare from the existing end point near Wayland Court, west to Callender Road. It will provide a direct route between FM 157 and U.S. 287. Callender Road will also be completed to the south. The west and north roadway approaches into the City of Arlington will be limited to transitions to the existing asphalt. Plans are being completed for bid and staff is finalizing easement acquisition. Franchise utilities are designing their relocations and the major gas pipeline crossing is approved. The project should bid in June 2018.
South Main Street (Broad Street to Hunt Street) – Street Bond Fund
South Main Street will be designed and reconstructed as an urban complete street with a four-lane roadway that incorporates on-street parking, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and enhanced streetscape. Final construction plans are being prepared for bids and staff is coordinating improvements with affected adjacent property owners. Franchise utility relocations are under design and should be cleared in July to allow the contractor to begin. Total construction time should be approximately 12 months.
Magnolia Street (Broad Street to Wisteria Street) – Street Bond Fund
This project is a reconstruction to a concrete collector including storm drain improvements and water line replacement. Final bid documents are being prepared by the design consultant. Staff is working on right-of-way and easement acquisition and utility relocations are under design. The project should bid late summer 2018.
Right Turn Lane (Walnut Creek Drive southbound at Pleasant Ridge Drive) – Street Bond Fund
Final plans are being prepared for an April bid date. Utility relocations are under way. Construction should take place summer 2018 during the summer school break.
North Street (North of Newt Patterson Road) - 2017 and 2018 Tarrant County CDBG, Street Bond Fund
North Street will be improved to a concrete street with curb and gutter, storm drain system, and new water main. Preliminary plans have been reviewed and design consultant is working on final plans.
Day Miar Road (Grand Meadow Boulevard to Seeton Road) – Street Bond Fund
Day Miar Road is planned widened to a four-lane, undivided concrete roadway. Roadway drainage will be curb and gutter with inlets and piping draining to an improved parallel open channel on the west side of the road. The open channel will extend from the south side of Grand Meadow Boulevard to the detention area north of Lake Ridge High School and then cross to the east side of the road through an improved culvert. Sidewalks will be included along both sides of the road and possible traffic signals at the intersections with Grand Meadow Boulevard and Seeton Road. The design contract was approved by City Council on March 26.
Seeton Road (at Joe Pool Lake) – Street Bond Fund
This project is to design a repair solution for the subsurface failures under Seeton Road both north and south of the bridge over Joe Pool Lake. Deep failures in the earthen embankment under the pavement are causing excessive pavement failures. Surface maintenance is no longer cost effective. A geotechnical investigation has been conducted to guide the design.
Main Street / FM 157 connector – Street Bond Fund
The proposed connector is a four-lane, undivided roadway providing a connection from North Main Street to FM 157 approximately a half mile north of Mouser Way. The connector would reduce traffic volume along the frontage of Legacy High School and at the intersection of Main Street and FM 157. It will eliminate the current skewed intersection of Russell Road and FM 157 and will reduce flooding potential of Watson Branch upstream of Russell Road. The project is in the conceptual design phase to seek TxDOT approvals and determine right-of-way needs.
TxDOT has contracted this as a design/build project with Lane/Abrams to complete SH 360 from its current termination at Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington to U.S. 287. The main lanes will be constructed as toll lanes with the frontage roads remaining toll free. New traffic signals will be installed on the frontage roads at both Heritage Parkway and Lone Star Road. The through lanes are expected to be open by mid-May. However, construction will continue on many of the cross streets and the connection with U.S. 287 into late summer. For detailed up-to-date construction progress, visit www.drive360south.com.