The reconstruction of SH26 is one of the largest road projects in city history. The state completed Phase I of the project, from Colleyville's northern limit to John McCain Road, in early 2016 and began work on Phase II from John McCain Road to Brown Trail in spring 2016. The Texas Department of Transportation will construct SH26 into a six-lane roadway with raised curbed medians. The project features approximately 23 lane miles of new roadway, drainage system improvements, approximately 4.8 miles of 8-foot-wide sidewalks, eight signalized intersections, and a bridge over Little Bear Creek.
TxDOT anticipates anticipated completion in 2019. TxDOT will manage lane closures to reduce impact on traffic during peak travel times.