Colleyville, Texas November 4, 2016
Beginning next week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will start the $38.2 million State Highway 26 reconstruction project in Colleyville from John McCain Road to Brown Trail. The 3.9-mile project, which will improve mobility and safety, will consist of the widening SH 26 from four lanes with a continuous left turn lane to six lanes with raised curb medians with left turn bays, continuous sidewalks and improved signals. The project was awarded to Jagoe-Public Company of Denton, and is estimated for completion in 2019.
Message boards have been placed within the corridor to announce the start. Motorists can expect to see construction activity over the coming weeks including placement of traffic control devices and erosion control measures, installation of temporary traffic signals, surveying crews, tree removal, and installation of storm drainage. Various lane closures are possible from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.
During the majority of construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Closures will be during off-peak travel times to minimize impact to motorists. The project includes financial incentives for early completion.
Motorists can view information on closures at drivetexas.org.
Safety is a top priority at TxDOT and the foundation for the agency’s planning, building, and maintaining of projects across the state. When driving through a work zone some simple steps to take are: slow down, pay attention, avoid distractions such as cell phones, be patient, and plan ahead.
For project information and to sign-up for e-mail and text message alerts on construction activity, log on to: SH26project.com.