Project to improve mobility and safety in NE Tarrant County
FORT WORTH —The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Transportation Commission awarded the contract today to build the Farm-to-Market 1938 extension from Randol Mill Avenue to Farm-to-Market 1709. The project is the second of two that will extend FM 1938 from State Highway 114 to FM 1709. The first project, from SH 114 to Randol Mill Avenue, was completed in fall of 2012.
The FM 1938 projects are a collaborative effort between Westlake, Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Tarrant County, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and TxDOT. The project was awarded to Austin Bridge & Road, LP for $20.6 million.
“The building of FM 1938 represents the collaboration to improve mobility in the vibrant Northeast Tarrant County corridor,” said Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes. "This project, along with the DFW Connector and the North Tarrant Express will help this part of the county grow and remain an attractive destination."
This project will reconstruct the existing Randol Mill Avenue road from one lane in each direction to a four-lane divided roadway with a raised curb medians.
TxDOT and its partners have identified construction methods that will limit the impact to traffic. During construction, one lane will remain open in each direction and work will start after the 2014 holiday season. Occasional lane closures will be necessary.
"The extension of FM 1938 to Southlake Boulevard will add a North-South route from SH 114 to I-820 which will greatly improve safety for motorists and reduce congestion," said Fort Worth District Engineer Brian Barth.
Expected completion of the project is estimated for 2017.
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