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Posted on: October 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fall Road Report details a busy quarter for road improvements

Tarrant County Transportation Bonds program

This Quarterly Road Report includes street projects currently under construction or in the design phase in the City of Mansfield. For additional information, contact:

  • Bart VanAmburgh, Director of Public Works, 817-276-4233, bart.vanamburgh@mansfieldtexas.gov
  • David Boski, Assistant Director of Public Works - Transportation, 817-276-4208, david.boski@mansfieldtexas.gov
  • Raymond Coffman, Assitant Director of Public Works - City Engineer, 817-276-4238, raymond.coffman@mansfieldtexas.gov

Street Projects Under Construction

South Holland Road (Stonebriar Trail to Garden Path Lane) - Street Bond Fund

Holland Road will be improved to a four-lane divided thoroughfare.  The project will include completing the north side of National Parkway west of Holland Rd. and several hundred feet to the east.  A traffic signal at Holland Rd. and National Pkwy. is also included.   This project will require significant detour pavement be constructed to accommodate construction of the project.   The estimated construction time is 14 months.

Price Road (East Dallas Street to South Main Street) – Street Bond Fund

Price Road will be reconstructed to a 26-foot wide asphalt roadway.  The project will include bar ditch and driveway culvert improvements to improve drainage capacity where feasible.  The design will also include the realignment of Price Rd. at the intersection of East Dallas St. providing a safer intersection closer to 90 degrees than the existing intersection.  Currently, paving is complete except for pavement transitions that are scheduled for this month.  Bar ditch regrading is currently taking place.  This project is anticipated to be complete in December.  

Heritage Parkway Westbound Lanes (Commerce Drive to South Main Street) – Street Bond Fund

The two westbound lanes of Heritage Pkwy. are being reconstructed due to pavement conditions.  A sidewalk will be included on the north side of the roadway.  Utility relocations are complete and paving is underway.  Although several utility conflicts have been encountered, the construction schedule is not expected to be significantly impacted.   The new concrete lanes are expected to be open to traffic mid-December with the project being complete by the end of the year.

Lake Street (Tarrant Street to Pond Street) – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

As a part of the Tarrant County CDBG program, Lake St. between Tarrant St. and Pond St. is being reconstructed with curb and gutter, a sidewalk on the south side, and a new water line.  This project started construction on August 16.  Utilities are complete and paving is underway. Construction is expected to be complete in December.  

Street Projects Under Design

Day Miar Road (Grand Meadow Boulevard to Seeton Road) – Street Bond Fund

Day Miar Rd. is planned to be improved 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 Blvd. 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 roadway and traffic signals at the intersections with Grand Meadow Blvd. and Seeton Rd.  A study was completed to analyze the pedestrian needs and safety around the MISD school sites to determine any additional project safety enhancements.

This project will begin when the City of Grand Prairie nears completion of their reconstruction of Seeton Rd.  Both cities are coordinating schedules to assure acceptable traffic routing in this region.  City staff is currently completing right-of-way acquisition.   Final plans are being completed.   Franchise utility companies are working on relocations and should be complete for the project to bid early next year.

North Main Street / FM 157 Connector – Street Bond Fund

The proposed connector is a four-lane undivided roadway that will provide a connection from North Main Street to FM 157.   This roadway will be located approximately a half mile north of Mouser Way and will align with Watson Branch Ln., the future roadway located within Watson Branch development.  The connector will reduce traffic volumes along the frontage of Legacy High School and at the intersection of Main and FM 157.  This project will also eliminate the current skewed intersection of Russell Road and FM 157 and will reduce flooding potential of Watson Branch upstream of Russell Rd.   The consultant is also conducting flood studies of Watson Branch.  Right-of-way acquisition is underway.

A first phase of this project will add a traffic signal at the future intersection of Watson Branch Ln. with FM 157 along with northbound and southbound left-turn lanes on FM 157.  Phase 1 construction has begun with an estimated completion timeframe of early 2022.

Gertie Barrett Road (Meadowside Drive to Wildwood Drive) - Street Bond Fund

This project will reconstruct Gertie Barrett Road as a 2-lane undivided 24-foot wide asphalt roadway.  Additionally, a new east/west 4-lane undivided roadway will be constructed between Gertie Barrett Road and N. Main St.  The location of this east/west roadway will align with Simpson Lane.  60% design plans are under review.   This project will involve coordination and an agreement with TxDOT.

Mitchell Road (Heritage Parkway to Mathis Road)

This project will reconstruct Mitchell Rd. north from Mathis Rd. to just south of the existing curve as a 2-lane undivided 24-foot wide asphalt roadway.   The section through the curve to the existing concrete section will receive an asphalt level-up and overlay.   Construction is anticipated to begin in late fall 2021.

TxDOT Projects

US 287 Frontage Roads (UP Railroad to Lone Star Road)

This project includes construction of both the northbound and southbound frontage roads of US 287 between the Union Pacific Railroad and Lone Star Rd. as well as additional lanes at the  Lone Star Rd. bridge and a southbound to northbound U-Turn.  Furthermore, this project will include traffic signals at the Heritage Pkwy/NB US 287 jug handle intersection along with signals at the intersections of the NB and SB US 287 Frontage Roads at Lone Star Rd. and US Business 287 at Lone Star Rd.  This project has bid.  Construction is anticipated begin in late 2021/early 2022.  The estimated construction time is 26 months.

2021 October Road Report Map