TxDOT Update: November 23
Motorists can expect to see construction activity continue 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 drainage. Various lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane, weather permitting. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary driveways at various locations.
TxDOT Update: November 18
The SH 26 construction project continues. Motorists can expect to see construction activity continue 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 drainage. Various lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and SH26 could be reduced to one lane in each direction, weather permitting. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary driveways at various locations.
Construction will be suspended next week from Nov. 23-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday season.
Project Update: November 14
A subcontractor working on utility relocations along SH26 has hit a gas line at the Hall-Johnson Road intersection. A southbound lane of traffic is closed and Atmos is on-site. Drivers should expect delays. Officials expect repairs to last through the evening.
TxDOT Update: November 11
In addition to the activities listed in the update immediately below, TxDOT plans to close various commercial driveways for construction activity over the following weeks. Access will be maintained to all properties via alternate access points. The City and TxDOT are working to communicate the details of these closures with the affected properties.
TxDOT Update: November 8
The SH26 contractor is planning to have a daily lane closure along the corridor at Brown Trail and another near John McCain Road, weather permitting. Crews will install temporary signals and conduct tree removal. City staff is actively marking trees that will be protected as outlined in TxDOT plans. The lane closures will be restricted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
TxDOT Update: November 4
The SH26 construction project will begin next week. 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.
TxDOT Update: SH 26 Construction to Begin in Colleyville
Beginning this month, 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-mile project, which will improve mobility and safety, will consist of the widening SH26 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.
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.
TxDOT SH26 Project Update - October 31, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation informed the City of Colleyville that it plans to begin construction along State Highway 26 the week of Nov. 7.
Crews will place electronic message boards regarding the project along the roadway today, Mon., Oct. 31. The message boards will alert drivers to the project’s start date and to expect delays along the corridor.
This TxDOT project will expand SH26 to three lanes in both directions with raised medians and left-turn lanes. The City is working closely with TxDOT and the project contractor and will provide updates throughout the project.
To stay updated sign up for text alerts by texting “SH26” to 48421, or sign up for email alerts online at SH26Project.com.
TxDOT SH26 Project Update - August 26, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) provided a SH26 project update for August 2016 and reported that utility companies continue to make progress moving utilities. Relocation of the utilities should be completed this fall, with construction starting soon after.
While the project had the potential to begin as early as summer, work to expand the roadway to six lanes is not slated to begin until utility relocation is complete. Companies have brought in additional crews to expedite the completion of this process.
Supporting the community throughout the project’s duration remains one of Colleyville City Council’s top priorities. City staff meets regularly with project stakeholders including local businesses, TxDOT, and the project contractor Jagoe-Public. The city was responsible for managing the relocation of water and wastewater utilities along the corridor. Work to complete this portion of the utility relocation was completed in the fall of 2015.
TxDOT SH 26 Project Update - April 19, 2016
City staff presented an update on TxDOT’s SH26 project at the April 19 City Council meeting. The presentation gave an overview of the project's current state, the city’s initiatives to communicate and keep the community updated, and what is next for the project.
The bid for the project occurred on Feb. 10, 2016, with the low bid at a total of $38,223,663. James Hubbard, the State Highway 26 Project Coordinator, touched on the on-going communication efforts with residences, businesses, property owners, HOAs, the school district, and various clubs and organizations. He also showcased the now available text and email alerts.
The next steps for this project include the consideration of two Advance Funding Agreements presented at a future City Council meeting.
A recording of the presentation to City Council is available here; the item is listed as PC-2.
TxDOT SH26 Project Update - Feb. 5, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has signed off on the completion of Phase I construction from the northern city limits to John McCain Road and is nearing the start of the next phase.
Phase II will be the largest road project in Colleyville history and includes a new six-lane roadway with a center turn lane and raised medians, and drainage system improvements along the city’s main commercial corridor. It features approximately 23 lane miles of new roadway, approximately 4.8 miles of 8-foot-wide sidewalks, eight signalized intersections, and a bridge over Little Bear Creek. TxDOT estimates the project cost at approximately $33.5 million.
TxDOT has advertised the project and a bid opening has been set for Feb. 10. Unlike Phase I, the city was able to work with TxDOT to have incentives and liquidated damages terms added to the Phase II contract. These terms are tied to four milestones spread throughout the project’s duration, allowing for four separate opportunities for TxDOT to assess the contractor, which is intended to keep the contractor on schedule.
The construction plan includes a traffic control plan to guide work that has the least impact on drivers. The traffic plan’s main goal is to maintain four lanes of traffic, with the exception of temporary lane closures. Single-lane closures will be limited to off-peak hours, which means no single-lane closures from 6:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work that requires multiple lane closures in the same direction will be limited from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. or weekends.
TxDOT SH26 Project Update - Jan. 13, 2016
TxDOT has completed the SH26 Phase I reconstruction from Brumlow Avenue/Pool Road to John McCain Road is now complete. The speed limit will remain at 35 miles-per-hour at this portion of the roadway until a final inspection, according to TxDOT’s mobility coordinator. If there are no issues the work zone signs should be removed in a few weeks.
Phase I of the state project widened the roadway to three lanes in each direction with raised curb medians and left turn lanes.
The SH26 Phase II reconstruction project from John McCain Road to Brown Trail is planned to begin in Spring 2016. The 3-mile TxDOT project will widening the roadway to three lanes in each direction and includes raised curb medians.