SH26 Project FAQs

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  • What is the State Highway 26 Project?

    The Texas Department of Transportation will reconstruct SH 26 from John McCain Road to Brown Trail to a six-lane roadway with a raised curb median.
  • How long will it take?

    TxDOT estimates construction to take just over 2.2 years with completion estimated for 2019.
  • What’s being done to encourage the project to be done in time?

    The TxDOT contract includes opportunities for incentives and penalties across four milestones spread throughout the project’s timeline.
  • Will there be lane closures?

    Yes, however lane closures will be managed by the contractor and TxDOT to lessen the impact on traffic during peak travel hours.
  • Can I access businesses along the roadway during construction?

    Yes, city staff members, including project coordinator James Hubbard, are working with local businesses, the contractor, and TxDOT to make sure businesses are accessible and to find ways to let potential customers know how to access businesses.
  • Who is the contractor?

    The Texas Transportation Commission awarded the contract to Jagoe-Public Company in February. This is a different contractor from the company that worked on SH 26 Phase I from the city’s border to John McCain Road.
  • How can I stay up-to-date?