In late 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to start the next phase of road improvements on Colleyville Boulevard. TxDOT requires that utility relocations be completed prior to the start of construction. The city will begin relocating its water and sewer lines later this spring. The utility relocation portion of the project spans Colleyville Boulevard from John McCain Road to Centerpark Drive.
Since utility relocation does not involve the actual roadway, the impact to traffic on Colleyville Boulevard should be minimal. Temporary closure of some driveways to businesses for short durations is anticipated, and the city will work with affected businesses for alternate access during these times.
The city will communicate with local businesses throughout the project. Web and email updates on the project will be provided as the project moves forward. Relocation of all city utilities is anticipated to be completed by late spring or early summer 2014.
Throughout the relocation process, information will be provided as to the location and timeline of that activity. Please note that that the specific timeline at any given location may change due to weather delays and/or changes in the availability of additional crews by the contracted construction company. (In instances where the contractor can put additional crews on this project, construction may reach an area sooner than anticipated. This will serve to speed the construction time.)
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June – December 2013 John McCain Road to Hall-Johnson Road
January – May 2014 Church Street to Centerpark Drive
Note: There are no city utilities being relocated between Hall-Johnson and Church Street. The development along this portion of the road is fairly new, so the utilities along this stretch were set back far enough from Colleyville Boulevard so that relocation is not necessary.
The city of Colleyville will begin relocating water and sanitary sewer lines along Colleyville Boulevard. This work will be accomplished primarily in the rights-of-way adjacent to the roadway. Crews will bore horizontally along the roadway to provide a new location for the water and sewer lines.
Franchise utilities, such as Atmos and AT&T will relocate their respective utilities at some point after the city completes its relocation activities. The franchise utilities schedule and conduct their own relocation work. While the city does not dictate the schedule for those franchise relocations, we will keep citizens and affected businesses informed when that happens.
TxDOT has not announced a schedule for the start of actual construction of the SH 26/Colleyville Boulevard.
As utility relocation is conducted along the side of the roadway, disruption to traffic will be minimal. There will be an impact to businesses along Colleyville Boulevard when relocation activity is close by; however, the city will work with affected businesses to minimize the impact and, in cases where the existing drive into that businesses is disrupted, alternate access will be provided.
Dale Crown, P.E.