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Below are previous updates on the project.

Project Update May 11

Main Street Closure

The Main Street crossover is planned to be closed on Monday, May 14, for approximately one week for construction activity, use Glade Road and Church Road for alternate turn movements (see Main Street exhibit).

Phase 2 construction activity from Centerpark Drive to John McCain Road will include continued stabilization, asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include stamped concrete placement at various locations, possible installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH 26 and excavation and storm drain work on west side of SH 26 from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive.  Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times.  Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

Project Update May 8

Bransford Road at SH26 is planned to be closed for construction activity starting May 9 until further notice. Motorists can use Centerpark Drive as alternate route. 

Project Update May 4

 


Construction activity to align Oak Pointe Drive with Tinker Road has been completed and the Oak Pointe is now open. Southbound left turns to Oak Pointe will still not be allowed until the left turn bay has been constructed later in the project (see detour map).

 

SH26 phase 2 construction activity from Centerpark Drive to John McCain Road will include continued excavation, stabilization and asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include possible installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26 and demolition/asphalt removal and excavation and storm drain work on west side of SH26 from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

 

Project Update April 27

SH26 Phase 2 construction activity from Centerpark Drive to John McCain Road will include excavation, stabilization, and asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include possible installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26 and demolition/asphalt removal and excavation on west side of SH26 from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive. Construction activity continues at Oak Pointe Drive to align Oak Pointe Drive with Tinker Road. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times.  Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

Project Update April 20

A Traffic Switch between Brown Trail and Centerpark Drive is planned to begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 23, weather permitting, to move southbound traffic to the east side of SH26 as part of transitioning from Phase 2 to Phase 2A construction activities and includes the construction of the west side of the Little Bear Creek bridge (see exhibit).

 

Phase 2 construction activity from Centerpark Drive to John McCain Road will include box culvert work at Pleasant Run and excavation, stabilization and asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include possible installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26 and demolition/asphalt removal on west side of SH26 from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive. Construction activity continues at Oak Pointe Drive to align Oak Pointe Drive with Tinker Road. 

 

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

 

Project Update April 13

Phase 2 construction activity from Brown Trail to John McCain Road will include box culvert work at Pleasant Run and excavation, stabilization and asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include possible installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26 and stamped concrete crosswalk placement at Brown Trail and Centerpark Drive.

Construction activity continues of Oak Pointe Drive to align Oak Pointe Drive with Tinker Road. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

Project Update April 6

Phase 2 construction activity from Brown Trail to John McCain Road will include box culvert work at Pleasant Run and excavation, stabilization and asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include possible installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26. The Tinker Road crossover is planned to be closed April 7-9 to install storm drain box culverts in the center area of the intersection. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

Starting Tuesday, April 10, in an effort to improve access at Oak Pointe Drive and SH26, Oak Pointe Drive will be realigned at Tinker Road to establish a four-way signalized intersection. Oak Pointe Drive at SH26 will be closed for approximately two weeks, weather permitting, for construction of the intersection. During this construction, motorists will be detoured to SH26 from the Oak Pointe Drive area through Industrial Boulevard (see Oak Pointe detour map).

Upon completion of this work, Oak Pointe Drive will be re-opened on a temporary basis until permanent concrete pavement, curbs and sidewalks will be constructed on the realigned Oak Point Drive. The temporary configuration will provide direct access from Oak Pointe Drive to northbound and southbound SH 26 and westbound access to Tinker Road.

Access to eastbound Oak Pointe Drive from southbound SH26 will remain closed until the southbound left turn bay at Tinker Road can be constructed. Message boards will be placed on Oak Pointe Drive to announce the upcoming closure and signage will be in place for the detour.

Oak Pointe detour map

Project Update April 3

SH26 crews have rescheduled traffic signal work for Tuesday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 4, at all intersections along the construction corridor. When crews are working at an intersection, the traffic signals will be flashing red in all directions. Colleyville Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Delays are expected.

Project Update March 28

SH26 crews have scheduled traffic signal work for Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, at all intersections along the construction corridor. When crews are working at an intersection, the traffic signals will be flashing red in all directions. Colleyville Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Delays are expected.

Phase 2 construction activity from Brown Trail to John McCain Road will include box culvert work at Pleasant Run and excavation, stabilization, and asphalt base placement and concrete paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26. 

The Tinker Road crossover is planned to be closed April 7-9 to install storm drain box culverts in the center area of the intersection.

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

Project Update March 23

SH26 Project Phase 2 construction activity from Brown Trail to John McCain Road will include storm drain installation and box culvert work at Pleasant Run and demolition of existing pavement, excavation, stabilization and asphalt paving in the center median area.

Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include installation of miscellaneous sidewalk construction on west side of SH26. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

 

Project Update March 16

Construction activity from Brown Trail to John McCain Road will include storm drain installation and box culvert work at Pleasant Run and demolition of existing pavement, excavation, stabilization, and asphalt paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include installation of illumination conduit and drill shafts and sidewalk construction on west side of SH 26.

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

 

Project Update March 9

TxDOT performed the last traffic switch to Phase 2 from Tinker Road to John McCain on Thursday, March 8. Construction activity from Brown Trail to John McCain Road will include storm drain installation and box culvert work at Pleasant Run and demolition of existing pavement, excavation, stabilization, and asphalt paving in the center median area, including building of remaining crossover locations. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include installation of illumination conduit and drill shafts and sidewalk construction on west side of SH 26.

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

 

Project Update March 2

The last Traffic Switch between Tinker Road and John McCain is planned to begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, (weather permitting) to move southbound traffic to new pavement as part of transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2 construction activities. As part of the traffic switch, Tinker Road may need to be closed to traffic crossing SH26 for several days in order to construct a new temporary cross-over at Tinker Road.

Construction activity from Brown Trail to Tinker Road will include storm drain installation and box culvert work at Pleasant Run and demolition of existing pavement, excavation, stabilization and asphalt paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include installation of illumination conduit and drill shafts, driveway and sidewalk construction on west side of SH26 and concrete paving joint sealing. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

Project Update February 23

A Traffic Switch between Hall-Johnson Road and Tinker Road is planned to begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 (weather permitting) to move southbound traffic to new pavement as part of transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2 construction activities. As part of the traffic switch, Hall-Johnson Road will be closed to traffic crossing SH26 for several days in order to construct a new temporary crossover at Hall-Johnson Road. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

Construction activity from Brown Trail to Hall-Johnson Road will include demolition of existing pavement, excavation, stabilization and asphalt paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include asphalt paving and concrete paving at remaining locations on the soundbound side of SH26 from Tinker Road to John McCain Road and removing temporary ramps and building crossovers between Main Street and Tinker Road.

Project Update February 16

A traffic switch between Main Street and Hall-Johnson Road is planned to begin at 9a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, weather permitting, to move southbound traffic to new pavement as part of transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2 construction activities. As part of the traffic switch, Church Road and Fire Station Driveway will be closed to traffic crossing SH26 for several days in order to construct new temporary cross-overs at those locations.

 

On the SH26 project, construction activity from Brown Trail to Centerpark will include demolition of existing pavement, excavation, stabilization, and asphalt paving in the center median area. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include continued stabilization, asphalt paving and concrete paving at remaining locations on the southbound side of SH26 from Hall-Johnson to John McCain and removing temporary ramps and building crossovers between Main Street and Hall-Johnson Road. Other activity includes concrete joint sealing, placement of illumination drill shafts and conduit, placement of sidewalks at various locations and possible driveway work.

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, possibly causing delays.  Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

Project Update February 7

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin shifting traffic on SH26 from Centerpark Drive to Main Street Monday, Feb. 12 for construction, weather permitting. North and southbound motorists will be shifted to the outside lanes to allow construction on the inside lanes of SH26. During the traffic shift, signalized intersections will be closed for approximately a day to allow for the building of temporary crossovers, during which mainlanes on SH26 will remain open. Temporary median openings will also be installed in the area.

After this initial traffic shift, additional segments of SH 26 will continue to be shifted to allow construction of the middle lanes from Main Street to John McCain Road. Before each area is transitioned, message boards will be posted to alert motorists of the upcoming switch. The segments to be shifted are:

• Centerpark Drive to Main Street – beginning Feb. 12, weather permitting


• Main Street to Hall Johnson Road


• Hall Johnson Road to Tinker Road


• Tinker Road to John McCain Road

Switches will occur from south to north and will take approximately one month to transition the entire construction area. During the majority of construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Lane closures will be during off-peak travel times to minimize impact to motorists. The $38.2 million is estimated for completion in 2019, and the project includes financial incentives for early completion.

The City will hold an open house to provide information and answer questions at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Colleyville Center. TxDOT staff will be in attendance to help answer questions.

 

Project Update February 2

The SH26 contractor plans to transition the remaining sections of SH26 from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of construction in four sections, beginning February 12. The first section, from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive, was transitioned on Jan. 26.

Transitions will occur from south to north and will take approximately one month to transition the entire construction area. Each new segment transitioned will start upon the completion of the previous transition, weather permitting. Below is the location (subject to change) of each transition area:

  • Centerpark Drive to Main Street – beginning Feb. 12
  • Main Street to Hall Johnson  
  • Hall Johnson to Tinker Road
  • Tinker Road to John McCain

Before each area is transitioned, message boards will be posted to alert motorists of the upcoming switch.

The transitions will include the shifting of traffic to new corridor pavement, temporary pavement level up at the signalized intersections and construction of the temporary median crossovers. During this phase, left turns will be limited. Phase 2 construction will take place in the middle of the roadway, with motorists utilizing the newly paved lanes travelling southbound and the existing outside lanes travelling northbound. Delays should be expected.

The City will hold an open house to provide information and answer questions at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Colleyville Center. TxDOT staff will be in attendance to help answer questions.

Project Update January 26

Crews were successully able to switch traffic from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive on Jan. 26.

Throughout the rest of the project construction activity will include continued preparation of ROW and stabilization at remaining various locations on the sound bound side of SH26 from Centerpark to John McCain, possible stabilization on south side of Tennison, pending the relocation of a utility conflict, and remaining inlet work at various locations. Other activity includes possible asphalt paving at various detour locations, possible concrete paving at various remaining locations of the west side SH26, concrete joint sealing, placement of illumination conduit and drill shafts, placement of stamped concrete at various crosswalks, placement of sidewalks at various locations and driveway work. The intersections of Glade, Pleasant Run, Church and Hall-Johnson are waiting for the switch to Phase 2.

 

Project Update January 25

SH26 Traffic Switch

TxDOT and the contractor are planning to transition SH26 from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive from Phase 1 to Phase 2 between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. This will shift traffic to the outer lanes while construction occurs in the middle. Northbound traffic will be on the new lanes and southbound traffic will be on existing and temporary pavement. As part of the transition work, the Centerpark Drive and Brown Trail intersections will have flashing red lights in all four directions.

Because construction will take place in the middle of the roadway there will be no continuous cross access including left turns in this stretch of road. Drivers will need to go to Brown Trail or Centerpark to get on the other side of the roadway. The intent of this transition is to allow the contractor to begin Phase 2 work at this end of the corridor while Phase 1 work continues on the north end of SH26. City staff will continue to work with TxDOT on a plan for the traffic switch between Centerpark and John McCain and share it as soon as it becomes available.

 

Project Update January 19

The City of Colleyville was notified today that the contractor plans to move the southern portion of the project into Phase 2. TxDOT and the contractor are planning to transition SH26 from Brown Trail to Centerpark Drive from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Friday, Jan. 26 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This will shift traffic to the outer lanes while construction occurs in the middle. Northbound traffic will be on the new lanes and southbound traffic will be on existing and temporary pavement.

Because construction will take place in the middle of the roadway there will be no continuous cross access including left turns in this stretch of road. Drivers will need to go to Brown Trail or Centerpark to get on the other side of the roadway. The intent of this transition is to allow the contractor to begin Phase 2 work at this end of the corridor while Phase 1 work continues on the north end of SH26.

During Phase 2 construction, crews will work in the middle of SH26 while motorists drive on the outside lanes including on the new pavement. Because of the difference in height between the existing roadway and the new pavement, the contractor will need a transition period to modify the highway to allow for proper traffic flow. City staff will continue to work with TxDOT on a plan for the traffic switch between Centerpark and John McCain and share it as soon as it becomes available.

The shift will require several temporary road and driveway closures and detours as crews get the road ready for motorists to travel on the newly paved travel lanes. Colleyville staff is working with TxDOT to diminish the impact and timeframe of the closures.

A majority of the project will continue to remain in Phase 1 into February. Other work this week continues at the Tennison, Tuscany, and Hardage intersections. Motorists will also see sidewalk and driveway work along the corridor continue. The contractor has arranged more orange barrels closer together to help guide motorists around the construction zone.

As Phase 1 nears completion, utility relocation continues. TxDOT and city staff continues to work with the utilities when conflicts arise and work cannot be completed at that location. One such example is the utilities at the northwest corner of Glade Road where the pipe was relocated to allow for sidewalk installation.

A utility discovered in conflict during construction.

 

Project Update January 12

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TxDOT area engineer Minh Tran presented a SH26 Project update to the City Council during its Jan. 10 meeting. During the presentation, City Council asked questions on behalf of those in attendance and expressed concerns about the construction process so far in an effort to improve the project and minimize its impact on the city. City Council asked TxDOT to improve communications about the project schedule and status, lane marking placement for easier lane navigation, driveway identification and signage, construction site maintenance and debris cleaning, opportunities in work scheduling to excel construction activity, usage of safety tools along the corridor, and the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 to minimize disruption to the community.

Tran’s project update highlighted that the construction will shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2 in the coming weeks. During Phase 2 construction, crews will work in the middle of SH26 while motorists drive on the outside lanes including on the new pavement. Because of the difference in height between the existing roadway and the new pavement, the contractor will need a transition period to modify the highway to allow for proper traffic flow. This transition work has the potential to significantly impact traffic flow across the corridor and require several road closures and detours as crews get the road ready for motorists to travel on the newly paved travel lanes. While TxDOT has not yet presented an official plan with time tables, this work will impact traffic flow. Indications are that this transition could begin in early February. City staff will publish more and specific information as soon as it becomes available.

Watch the discussion

Project Update January 5

TxDOT area engineer Minh Tran will present a SH26 Project update to City Council at the Wednesday, Jan. 10 meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Main Street, and is open to the public.

Crews continue to work toward the completion of Phase 1, which include main lane paving and remaining intersections including Tennison, Tuscany, Hardage, and Pleasant Run.

TxDOT has informed the City that it is planning to transition the project to Phase 2 later this month. As part of the transition, crews will work in the middle of SH26 to mitigate the difference in height between the new and old pavement. As part of this process, traffic across SH26, including left turns, will likely be prohibited in the sections where crews are working for a minimum of seven days. As this is of great concern to our residents and business community, staff and City Council will discuss the transition with TxDOT at the Jan. 10 City Council meeting. While TxDOT is still amending the transition plan, Mayor Richard Newton and city staff are working closely with the state and contractor to minimize the impact to motorists and businesses along the corridor. Staff will share more details on this webpage as they become available.

Project Update December 29

Work resumes on Jan. 2 including concrete main lane paving, driveway placement from Tinker Road to Hardage Road, and work at the intersections of Tennison, Tuscany, and Hardage. Activity includes asphalt paving at various detour locations, concrete paving of the west side of SH26 starting at the north end of project working south, concrete joint sealing, placement of stamped concrete at various crosswalks, placement of illumination conduit and drill shafts, and placement of various sidewalks and driveways between Tinker and Hardage.

TxDOT is scheduled to come before City Council at the Jan. 10 meeting to present a project update and answer Council questions. 

Why do the intersections that look complete, such as Brown Trail, Glade Road, and Centerpark Drive, still have orange barrels and the under-construction layout?
Per TxDOT, while most of the work at these intersections is ready for Phase 2, they are still under construction. These locations still need signal adjustments and striping. The contractor will come in and stripe the intersections when they finish main travel lane paving in the area of the intersections. This way they can strip a major portion of the area rather than stripe a little now and then a little later. Motorists will see this work as the project moves closer to Phase 2.

Project Update December 22

Work along the SH26 corridor this past week was hampered due the excessive rains on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The contractor focused on pumping water from the subgrade and repairing driveways along the corridor affected by the rain.

The contractor will be on holiday from Saturday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 1. During this time city staff, as well as a TxDOT representative, and a contractor representative will be available if there are any emergency issues affecting businesses and/or commuters. Much of the work scheduled for this past week will be pushed back at the start of the New Year due to weather. This includes concrete main lane paving, driveway placement from Tinker Road to Hardage Road, and work at the intersections of Tennison, Tuscany, and Hardage.

 A TxDOT representative is scheduled to provide a project update at the City Council meeting on Jan. 10.

Project Update December 18

As we head into 2018, the City of Colleyville is looking to build upon communications about TxDOT’s State Highway 26 Project. Although a state project, the impacts are felt locally and so we want to provide as much info to you, the resident and business owner, in Colleyville.

This website was created to answer questions about the project and provide updates to the public. This year the city provided updates on this webpage when work on SH26 would impact traffic, close intersections, or when those intersections were open, and introduced updates via text and email. With the project rolling into Phase 2 early 2018, city staff is looking to increase communication efforts.

In addition to updates when lanes or intersections will be affected, expect weekly updates highlighting the on-going work. Even when a week’s work is a continuation from last week, this page will be updated.

Many people have signed up to receive email updates and we’re going to make sure you do. In addition to the email blasts expected impacts to traffic, we’re going to send out the weekly SH26Project.com update to our email subscribers as well.

This fall, the city’s SH26 Project coordinator James Hubbard left to pursue other opportunities. The City’s communications coordinator Dustin Dangli has absorbed many of those SH26 duties, including managing SH26Project.com. Dustin understands that not everyone is an engineer and his goal is to communicate this project to the public the same way he would to friends and family.

Expect to see more updates and communications on this page, on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and via email or text.

If you’d like Dustin to attend your next HOA meeting or visit your business give him a call at 817.503.1113 or send him an email at ddangli@colleyville.com. Don’t forget you can sign up for email alerts by clicking here and text alerts by texting “ROADS” to 48421.

Project Update December 18

Expect little construction activity on the east side of SH26 south of Centerpark Drive until the switch to phase 2. Throughout the rest of the project, construction activity will include continued preparation of right-of-way and stabilization at various locations on the southbound side from Centerpark Drive to John McCain Road, inlet installation at various locations, and Pleasant Run box culvert work.

Other activity includes:

  • Asphalt paving at various detour locations, concrete paving on the west side of SH26 starting at the north end of project working south
  • Concrete joint sealing, placement of stamped concrete at various crosswalks, placement of illumination conduit and drill shafts, and placement of various sidewalks and driveways between Tinker Road and Hardage Lane on the north end of the project.

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, possibly causing delays.

Project Update December 4

Village Lane opening

Crews opened the Village Lane intersection on Monday, Dec. 4

Pleasant Run Road closure

TxDOT plans the closure of the Pleasant Run Road intersection for Tuesday, Dec. 5. Motorists can detour on Village Lane or Main Street.

Project Update November 28

Hall-Johnson Road work under flaggers

Work at this intersection will impact traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Nov. 30, as concrete trucks and other equipment will need room without being impeded by traffic. Police and flaggers will be on-site but delays are expected and drivers should seek alternate routes.

Village Lane opening

TxDOT anticipates the opening of the Village Lane intersection on Monday, Dec. 4.

Pleasant Run Road closure

TxDOT is planning to close Pleasant Run Road at SH26 for necessary work after the opening of Village Lane, which is planned for Monday, Dec. 4. Motorists can detour on Village Lane or Main Street.

Project Update October 26

TxDOT will close Hardage Lane at SH26 on Nov. 7 as part of the SH26 Project. Motorists can detour on Tinker Road.

Project Update October 18

Tinker Road at SH26 is now open. The City and TxDOT thank the citizens, businesses, and motorists of Colleyville for their patience during this closure.   

Project Update October 6

Progress on Tinker Road at SH26 is evident. Asphalt has been laid, and today crews are placing forms for concrete paving, which is expected to begin next week. This intersection is expected to be fully re-open around mid-October. The City and TxDOT thank the citizens, businesses, and motorists of Colleyville for their patience during this closure. 

Project Update September 29

 

Project Update September 27

Main Street at SH26 has been reopened. The contractor plans to fully close Village Lane at SH26 the week of October 2. Pleasant Run Road and Main Street will remain open while Village Lane is closed for reconstruction. 

Traffic shifts are expected at the intersections of Brown Trail and Centerpark Drive with SH26 Thursday and Friday, September 28 and 29. These shifts will put traffic on the new concrete and allow crews to construct the other half of the intersection leg. 

Project Update September 13

The contractor is expected to close the outside northbound lane of SH26, between Glade Road and Main Street on Thursday, September 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This will be a single lane closure and northbound motorists will be reduced to one-lane. The lane closure is expected to last continuously for approximately two-days to accommodate work, including excavation, and is necessary for the safety of motorists and workers. Business driveways in this area will remain accessible throughout the duration of the lane closure.

Reminder

SH26 Project Business Meeting 
Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive

Meetings are intended to provide a time for members of the Colleyville business community to receive the latest project information, network, and for general inquiries. Staff will provide a brief update on the project, take questions, and work one-on-one with attendees to address site/property questions. 

Project Update August 25

Main Street at SH26: expected to fully reconstructed and reopened in approximately 4-weeks. 

Tinker Road at SH26: expected to be fully reconstructed and reopened in approximately 4-weeks.  

The closure of Tinker at SH26 is expected to last approximately 4 more weeks in part due to the complexity of the drainage infrastructure being constructed underneath the intersection. The closure will allow the contractor to complete the full reconstruction of the west side of the intersection prior to reopening. The highlighted portions of the graphic below indicate the new storm drain infrastructure being installed at Tinker Road. Recent rain events have made work difficult in this area because crews have to ensure positive drainage is maintained throughout the construction process.  

Project Update August 24

The traffic signals at Brown Trail/SH26 are expected to be out of service today (in all directions), August 24, from approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., as Oncor Electric makes required adjustments at the intersection. Colleyville Police will be on-site to direct traffic. 

Project Update August 18

Main Street at SH26: expected to reopen in approximately 5-weeks.

Tinker Road at SH26: several factors have led to the closure of Tinker Road lasting longer than expected. TxDOT and the contractor are currently evaluating options to complete the reconstruction on the west side of the intersection in a single step, as opposed to a brief temporary re-opening, followed by another closure for concrete paving. At this time, it is expected this closure will last at least another 4-weeks.  

With school starting next week there will be an increase in traffic congestion.  Please allow additional travel time to assist in getting to your destination on time.

TxDOT and the City appreciate the patience of motorists and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone. 

Project Update August 11

Rolling single lane closures are expected to take place on Wednesday, August 16 beginning at 7 a.m. (this was rescheduled due to rain) throughout the construction zone. The closures will begin on the southbound side of SH26 and transition to the northbound lanes later in the day. The rolling closures will accommodate the delivery of additional concrete traffic barriers.

Permanent concrete paving operations have begun. This week concrete pours were performed in the area of the future northbound lanes south of Brown Trail, and at the Centerpark Drive intersection. Concrete paving operations will continue along the corridor for the next few months. Storm drain installation and subgrade stabilization continues throughout the corridor.

 

Project Update July 28

Motorists can expect to see progress on the bridge over Little Bear Creek to include concrete slab pours. Additional work throughout the corridor will include right-of-way preparation, storm pipe installation, and subgrade stabilization.

The closure on Tinker Road at the intersection is extended through this week as the contractor is working extra cautiously with safety in mind. Motorists are encouraged to detour on Hardage Lane and Ponderosa Street.

Project Update July 19

Week of July 23: Motorists can expect to see progress on the bridge over Little Bear Creek to include concrete slab pours. Additional work throughout the corridor will include right-of-way preparation, storm pipe installation, and subgrade stabilization.

Tinker Road remains closed. The City is working with TxDOT to obtain further information. - updated Aug. 11

Project Information July 17

The contractor is preparing to lay asphalt at the intersections of Centerpark Drive and Brown Trail with SH26. As reflected in the exhibit below, asphalt is part of the stabilization process for the new highway. The final road surface will be constructed of 10-inches of continuously steel reinforced concrete. 

Project Update July 14

Week of July 16: Motorists can expect construction activity on the east side of SH26 south of Centerpark Drive which will include bridge slab work near Little Bear Creek Bridge and stabilization and asphalt work near Brown Trail and Centerpark Drive. Construction activity throughout the rest of the corridor will include preparation of ROW and stabilization on the west side of SH26 between Centerpark Drive and John McCain Road and storm drain installation north of Glade Road to Hall-Johnson Road. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting) and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, possibly causing delays.

Project Update July 6

***Village Lane has been reopened as of 12:40 p.m., Thursday, July 6***

Village Lane at SH26 is temporarily closed due to a low-hanging utility line caused by the overnight storm. Utility companies are being contacted to address the issue. Pleasant Run Road remains open from SH26.

Project Update July 3

***This has been rescheduled for Friday, July 7, due to weather***

As currently scheduled, on Wednesday, July 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. the southbound outside lane of State Highway 26 will be closed from Mission Lane to Village Lane as crews work near the edge of the road. This closure is necessary for the safety of motorists and workers. The inside southbound lane of SH26 should remain open during this time.   

 

Project Update June 21 

SH26 Project coordinator James Hubbard presented a quarterly updated to the City Council at the June 20 meeting. Watch the update below.

Update

TxDOT has reopened both southbound lanes on SH26 near Main Street. Thank you for your patience as crews worked to address this issue. (June 20, 1:42 p.m.)

 


 

Southbound SH26 has been reduced to one lane near Main Street due to a road surface failure. Lane closure expected to last through the evening rush hour. More information will be posted as it becomes available. (June 20, 10:34 a.m.)

Project Update June 16

Per the exhibit below, Main Street at SH26 is expected to be closed beginning Monday, June 19 for reconstruction. Detour signs will be present along SH26. Lanes at Tennison Parkway and Tuscany Drive are also expected to shift the week of June 19, per the exhibit below. More information regarding the duration of the Main Street closure and lane changes will be posted as it is available.

Attention

Lanes on Church Street at the SH26 intersection are expected to change Tuesday, June 6. Traffic on the west side of SH26 will be reduced to two lanes. Motorists heading westbound on Church Street will be required to turn right from the right lane.

Attention

Lane assignments on Glade Road at the SH26 intersection have shifted. Traffic on the west side of SH26 is now reduced to two lanes. Motorists heading westbound on Glade Road must turn right from the right lane.  

Project Update May 30

Motorists can expect to see increased activity at the intersections of SH26 with Glade Road, Church Street, and Hall-Johnson Road beginning tomorrow (5/31). Lanes on the west side of SH26 at these intersections will be reduced to create a construction zone. Motorists will be able to travels in all directions, but may encounter delays.

Project Update May 19

Motorists can expect to see construction activity south of Glade Road including storm drain installation and bridge work near Little Bear Creek. Additional activity throughout the rest of the construction zone will include placement of traffic control devices and concrete traffic barrier (CTB), excavation on the west side of SH26 between Centerpark Drive and John McCain Road, and temporary detour construction on side streets at Glade Road and Main Street.

Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) and SH26 could be reduced to one lane in each direction at times, possibly causing delays. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

Project Update May 15

The traffic signals at the intersection of SH26 and Centerpark Drive are currently flashing red. Signal technicians have been notified. Delays are expected through the evening rush hour.

Reminder

There is a SH26 Business Meeting this Thursday, May 4 at the Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and include a project update and time to visit with City and TxDOT representatives. The meeting is intended for businesses along, or near, State Highway 26. We hope to see you there.  

Project Update April 26

Attention

Continuous center turn lanes have been removed.
 
The removal is being conducted in conjunction with traffic shifts to create a work zone. 

TxDOT asks motorists to keep the following tips in mind when driving through work zones:

  • Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.
  • Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.
  • Don’t tailgate.
  • Stay alert and minimize distractions such as cell phones
  • Obey road crew flaggers
  • Expect the unexpected. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.
  • Plan ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone to reach your destination on time.

Project Update April 24

Traffic shifts are scheduled for Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27 (see limits below), weather permitting. Travel lanes will be moved to the east side of SH26, the continuous left-turn lane will be removed, and the Phase 1 construction area will be located on the west side of SH26 within these limits (see graphic below). Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control during the traffic switch and motorists can expect delays during this activity.

Wednesday, April 26: Glade Road to Church Street

Thursday, April 27: Church Street to Tinker Road

Once traffic shifts have been completed for Phase 1, daily lane closures should be limited for the remainder of Phase 1 construction.

Project Update April 19

A traffic shift is scheduled for Friday, April 21 between Centerpark Drive and Mission Lane (weather permitting). Travel lanes will be moved to the east side of SH26, the continuous left-turn lane will be removed, and the Phase 1 construction area will be located on the west side of SH26 within these limits (see graphic below). Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control during the traffic switch and motorists can expect delays during this activity.

Traffic shifts from Mission Lane to John McCain Road are pending in the near future with more information to be posted soon. Once all traffic shifts have been completed for Phase 1, daily lane closures should be limited for the remainder of Phase 1 construction.

Project Update April 18

There will be increased construction activity and temporary lane closures at the Brown Trail intersection beginning Wednesday, April 19. Motorists will be able to travel in all directions, but should expect delays. 

Project Update April 17

Thompson Terrace is currently closed at State Highway 26. The intersection is expected to reopen later this afternoon (4/17). Businesses on Thompson Terrace may be accessed from Glade Road. 

Project Update April 7

The activation of temporary traffic signals is expected to take place at two intersections the week of April 10:

Monday, April 10 - Hall-Johnson Road

Thursday, April 13 - Tinker Road 

This activity will involve the removal of existing traffic signals/masts and the activation of temporary traffic signals, which will remain during the reconstruction of the highway. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures due to this activity. Police will be on-site to assist with traffic.

Additional construction activity throughout the rest of the corridor will include the placement of additional traffic control devices, driveway sawing and removal and installation of temporary pavement at various locations along the project limits. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, possibly causing delays.  Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

Project Update March 28

Various lane closures for the activation of temporary traffic signals to occur at the intersection of Church Street and SH26 on Wednesday, March 29, pending weather.

This activity will involve the removal of existing traffic signals/masts and the activation of temporary traffic signals, which will remain during the reconstruction of the highway. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures due to this activity. Police will be on-site to assist with traffic.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work to complete this project quickly and safely.

Project Update March 21

SH26 Project coordinator James Hubbard presented a quarterly updated to the City Council at the March 21 meeting. Watch the update below.

Project Update: March 10, 2017

The traffic shift scheduled for today has been completed.

 

The SH26 construction project has progressed to Phase 1 work.  Motorists can expect to see construction activity south of Glade Road including placement of concrete traffic barriers (CTB) and milling and removal of old pavement in the coming weeks.  Additional construction activity throughout the rest of the project will include the placement of the remaining temporary traffic signals, more traffic control devices and installation of temporary pavement at various locations along the project limits. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

TxDOT Update: March 9, 2017

Weather permitting, a traffic shift is now planned to occur on Friday, March 10, for north and southbound traffic south of Glade Road. The new traffic pattern will eliminate the continuous left-turn lane in this area.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction zone while crews work to complete this work.

TxDOT Update: March 3, 2017

Signal Work and Traffic Shift Scheduled for Week of March 6

Motorists can expect delays and lane closures due to upcoming traffic signal work and a traffic shift south of Glade Road. Below is an estimated schedule for the upcoming work (schedule is subject to change).

Monday and Tuesday (March 6 and 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Installation of temporary pavement and pavement markings south of Glade Road along with other construction throughout the corridor
Wednesday (March 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Activation of temporary traffic signals at Glade Road
  • Traffic Shift- southbound motorists will be shifted onto the temporary paving south of Glade Road 
Thursday (March 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Activation of temporary traffic signals at Main Street and Mission Lane
  • Traffic Shift - northbound motorists will be shifted south of Glade Road

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists, and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible.

TxDOT Update: March 2, 2017

Throughout the project, to accommodate construction, protected left turns (left on green arrow only) will be implemented and signed at some intersections between Brown Trail and Tinker Road. The use of the protected left turns will provide increased safety within the construction limits by making traffic movements more predictable. Furthermore, temporary traffic signals will be equipped with radar detection to provide more reliable vehicle detection at intersections, even in adverse weather and low light conditions.  The same radar detection technology will be used in the permanent signals along with the reinstallation of permitted left turns (left on flashing yellow arrow allowed) at most locations when the project is complete.

TxDOT Update: February 22, 2017

The activation of the temporary traffic signals at the Centerpark Drive intersection is complete.

 

Various lane closures for traffic signal work to occur at Brown Trail/Mill Valley Drive at SH26 (subject to weather):

Work is expected to begin Thursday, Feb. 22, and be completed early next week. Crews will work daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., possibly including weekend work (crews will remain on-site until work is completed).

This activity will involve the removal of existing traffic signals/masts and the placement of temporary traffic signals, which will remain during the reconstruction of the roadway. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures due to this activity and should seek alternate routes during this time. Police will be on-site to assist with traffic.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work to complete this project quickly and safely.

TxDOT Update: February 20, 2017

Various lane closures for traffic signal work to occur at Centerpark Drive at SH26 (subject to weather):

Work is expected to begin Tuesday, Feb. 21 and will take a minimum of two days to complete, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Crews will remain on-site until work is completed)

This activity will involve the removal of existing traffic signals/masts and the placement of temporary traffic signals, which will remain during the reconstruction of the roadway. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures due to this activity and should seek alternate routes during this time. Police will be on-site to assist with traffic. Upon completion of this work, the contractor is expected to begin work on the traffic signals at Brown Trail. More details to be posted soon.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work to complete this project quickly and safely.

TxDOT Update: February 14, 2017

Over the next several days the contractor will be addressing temporary driveways affected by the recent rain. 

TxDOT Update: February 10, 2017

On Saturday, February 11, the contractor is expected to work throughout the corridor. Lane closures are anticipated and are not restricted by peak hours.

The SH26 construction project continues with preliminary work. Motorists can expect to see construction activity continue including placement of more traffic control devices and erosion control measures, surveying crews, and installation of drainage. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary pavement and temporary driveways at various locations along the project limits. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, weather permitting. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

TxDOT Update: February 9, 2017

Northbound lane closure near Tinker Road expected to last until approximately 3:45 p.m. this afternoon. Please expect delays.

TxDOT Update: February 8, 2017

Northbound lane closure near Church Street expected to last until approximately 3:45 p.m. this afternoon. Please expect delays. 

TxDOT Update: February 6, 2017

The SH26 construction project continues with preliminary work. Motorists can expect to see construction activity continue including placement of more traffic control devices and erosion control measures, surveying crews, and installation of drainage. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary pavement and temporary driveways at various locations along the project limits. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, weather permitting. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. 

TxDOT Update: January 30, 2017

Due to some construction issues, TxDOT will reschedule the traffic signal work on SH26 at Brown Trail and Centerpark Drive originally scheduled for today (1/30) and tomorrow (1/31). Notice of the upcoming work will be sent after it has been rescheduled.

We thank motorists for their continued patience during this project.

TxDOT Update: January 29, 2017

 

Due to an unexpected issue, the intersection of Brown Trail and SH26 is currently operating as a four-way stop. This will continue until police arrive on-site tomorrow (1/30) at 7:00 a.m. to direct morning rush hour traffic.
The work planned at this intersection (see below update) is still planned to occur on 1/30 beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

 

TxDOT Update: January 27, 2017

Various lane closures for traffic signal activation to occur at the following locations/days (subject to weather):

Brown Trail/Mill Valley at SH26

Monday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

Centerpark Drive at SH26

Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

*crews will remain on-site until work is completed

Motorists can expect delays and lane closures due to this activity and should seek alternate routes during this time. Police will be on-site to assist with traffic.

This activity will involve the removal of existing traffic signals/masts and place temporary traffic signals which will remain during the reconstruction of the roadway.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists, and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible.

TxDOT Update: January 25, 2017

The contractor is expected to perform overhead signal work at the intersection of Tinker Road and State Highway 26 today. This work may result in the closure of Tinker Road for a short period of approximately 15 minutes. Colleyville Police will be on-site to direct traffic. 

TxDOT Update: January 13, 2017

The SH 26 construction project continues with preliminary work. Motorists can expect to see construction activity continue including placement of more traffic control devices and erosion control measures, installation of temporary traffic signals, surveying crews, tree removal and installation of drainage. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary pavement and temporary driveways at various locations along the project limits. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and SH 26 could be reduced to one lane at times, weather permitting. Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures.

For project information and to stay informed, sign-up for e-mail alerts on construction activity, log on to: SH26Project.com

TxDOT Update: January 3, 2017

TxDOT has informed the City that the today’s northbound single lane closure on SH26 near the Hall-Johnson intersection will extend to 4:00 p.m. today due to an unexpected contractor delay.

TxDOT Update: December 30, 2016

Crews will suspend activity over the holiday weekend, with work resuming on January 2.

Preliminary work will continue in January to include the installation of temporary paving as seen below near the Sonic Drive-in restaurant. Activity will also include work on temporary traffic signals, storm drainage, and tempoprary driveways.

TxDOT Update: December 22, 2016

Crews working on SH26 will suspend activity through the holidays from Thursday, Dec. 22, to Wednesday, Dec. 28. This break will allow drivers to travel the corridor and shoppers and diners to reach local businesses without lane closures during the holiday.

So far in TxDOT’s project, crews have conducted preliminary work including installing traffic control devices, temporary pavement, erosion control measures, and more.

TxDOT Update: December 16, 2016

The SH26 construction project continues with preliminary work. Motorists can expect to see construction activity continue including placement of more traffic control devices and erosion control measures, installation of temporary traffic signals, surveying crews, tree removal and installation of drainage. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary pavement and temporary driveways at various locations. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and SH26 could be reduced to one lane at times, weather permitting.  Message boards are posted advising motorists of upcoming daily lane closures. SH26 construction activities will be suspended over the holidays beginning December 22 thru December 28.

TxDOT Update: December 9, 2016

Construction activity over the coming weeks will include the placement of more traffic control devices and erosion control measures, installation of temporary traffic signals, surveying crews, tree removal and installation of drainage infrastructure. Motorists can also expect to see the installation of temporary pavement and temporary driveways at various locations. Lane closures throughout the project limits are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and SH26 could be reduced to one lane in each direction at times, weather permitting. 

To minimize the impact to traffic around Christmas the contractor does not plan to work December 22-28.

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 Reconstruction Project Update - April 19, 2016

City staff presented an update on TxDOT’s SH 26 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 SH Reconstruction 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.

Webcast [PC-3]


TxDOT SH Reconstruction Project Update - Jan. 13, 2016

TxDOT has completed the SH 26 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 SH 26 Phase II reconstruction project from John McCain Road to Brown Trail is planned to begin in Spring 2016. The 4-mile TxDOT project will widening the roadway to three lanes in each direction and includes raised curb medians.

TxDOT SH Reconstruction Project Update – May 12, 2015

  • TxDOT projects substantial completion of Phase I (currently under construction) in late June, meaning that all travel lanes will be completed and functioning in their final configuration.
  • The design consultant is preparing plans for the six-lane configuration of SH 26 Phase II, from John McCain Road to Brown Trail. Those are expected to go to TxDOT for review by mid-summer. If all goes well with the TxDOT review, they could award a construction contract by December and start construction of this section in April or May of next year.

Briefing   Webcast [PC-1]


March 17, 2015

Approval of a contract with Teague, Nall & Perkins for a six-lane design for SH 26  
Briefing     Webcast [Item 4d] 


AGREEMENT PAVES WAY FOR SIX-LANE SH 26  

The Colleyville City Council has made it official. SH 26/Colleyville Boulevard will be reconstructed as a six-lane roadway. The project’s scope allows for reconstruction from south of John McCain Road (where Phase I construction ends) to Brown Trail, and includes realigning Tinker Road and Oak Pointe Drive into a single signalized intersection. Road construction could start in late 2015 or early 2016.   

The final decision to add two additional lanes to the planned four-lane project in a single phase was made possible by an agreement between the city of Colleyville, the North Central Texas Council of Government’s (NCTCOG) Regional Transportation Council, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Almost $4 million dollars in additional funding to construct those lanes will be provided by the NCTCOG. The city will provide an additional $1 million and Tarrant County officials have agreed to pay the remaining $1 million. Costs associated with redesigning the road from a four-lane to a six-lane configuration will be absorbed by the city.    

Funding for the city’s costs will come from the TIF (Tax Increment Finance district). TIF districts are designed as financing vehicles for cities and TIF partners to pay for roads and other infrastructure. The original Colleyville TIF, one of the largest and most successful in the state, encompasses much of Colleyville Boulevard and is primarily derived from the incremental property tax on commercial properties along that corridor.   

Phasing of the project, which means determining the order of construction, is not anticipated to be done until sometime this summer. This is a TxDOT project, so the agency is responsible for determining the project’s phasing.   

The City Council also approved TxDOT’s turn-back funding option, called turn-back because it “turns back control of the road to the city.” Once reconstruction is completed, TxDOT will take SH 26 “off line” and the city will assume control of this section of the road, including decisions about speed limits, traffic lights, and street lighting.    

The turn-back funding option allows reconstruction of SH 26 through most of Colleyville. Any reconstruction south of Brown Trail would necessitate coordination and shared funding responsibilities with Hurst, since the road traverses between the two cities.  

Citing safety concerns, TxDOT requires that center medians will be constructed as part of the project. According to TxDOT, all new projects with 20,000 or more vehicles per day require medians and note that medians improve safety and reduce overall crashes, including head-on collisions, by at least 40%. Any median landscaping will be done with drought resistant plants, using only drip irrigation as required by TxDOT. View the Colleyville Landscape Branding Manual 

The SH 26/Colleyville Boulevard project has been on the NCTCOG’s Transportation Improvement Plan for more than a decade. While it began as a six-lane project back in 1999, lack of funds at the state and federal levels, coupled with lower than anticipated traffic counts, brought about the decision to change to a four-lane configuration in 2013. However, concerns about mounting traffic congestion and inconvenience to both residents and businesses if a second phase of construction were ever warranted, led to city leaders and staff working with state, county, and regional agencies on an agreement to allow six lanes of construction in a single phase.   

Feb. 17, 2015
Approval of funding proposal for SH 26  
Briefing     Webcast [Item 7e]


Dec. 16, 2014

At the Dec. 16, 2014 City Council meeting, the City Council passed a resolution seeking an agreement with TxDOT to build the roadway to six lanes from John McCain Road to Brown Trail, preferably in the initial reconstruction. The resolution further requests that COG agree to allocate the extra funding necessary for the two additional lanes, currently estimated at $5 million. That resolution is now with COG for review. 

The Council also voted to accept TxDOT’s turn-back funding option, called turn-back because it “turns back control of the road to the city.” Under this option, TxDOT incurs all costs for reconstruction from our northern city limit to Brown Trail. This includes Phase III, between John McCain and Hall-Johnson roads. 


Nov. 19, 2014   

The city held a public forum on TxDOT’s SH 26 Reconstruction Project on Nov. 12.  More than 100 residents and Colleyville business owners attended the meeting to learn about the project and to provide comments and feedback. The project is part of the pre-council agenda for the City Council meeting scheduled on Dec. 2.  (Agendas, meetings, and packets for City Council meetings, and all public meetings held by the city, are available online here.) 

The full formal presentation can be viewed here.   

View video of the meeting, including the presentation and the Q&A session.   

Please send any comments to 26@Colleyville.com.  All comments are provided to the Colleyville City Council. 

The city provides regular updates on city projects, including SH 26. To register, visit the Colleyville E-News registration page.

 


 

Update Oct. 30, 2014

The City Council held a worksession on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 to review plans and discuss options for the TxDOT SH 26 Reconstruction Project.

Speakers included Bob Lowry, P.E., director of Public Works for the City; Brian Barth, P.E., Fort Worth District engineer for TxDOT; and Michael Morris, P.E., director of transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments. The Council heard information on the history of the project, an update on Phases I & II, a traffic data analysis, and options for funding for Phase III of the project (John McCain to Hall-Johnson). Approximately 15 citizens attended the worksession.

For those who were unable to attend, you can find the agenda packet and view the meeting in its entirety here:

Download the agenda packet here

Watch the City Council Worksession here

The city provides regular updates on city projects, including TxDOT's SH 26/Colleyville Blvd. Project. Register for Colleyville E-News here.

 


 

TxDOT SH 26/Colleyville Boulevard Reconstruction Project

The City of Colleyville will hold two important meetings regarding the TxDOT SH 26 Reconstruction Project in the coming weeks. This is an important project for our citizens and our community and we encourage your attendance and involvement.

Notice of City Council Worksession
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.
City Hall - 100 Main St.

The public is welcome to attend the worksession to hear City Council discussions on the project; however, public comments are not taken during worksessions, per standard City protocol.

If you have comments or questions about the project that you want provided to the City Council prior to the worksession, please send an email to 26@Colleyville.com by noon on Monday, October 27, 2014. All comments received by that time will be shared with the City Council prior to the worksession. 

Notice of Public Forum
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.:  Presentation on SH 26 Project
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.:  Discussion stations open to the public
First Baptist Colleyville - Worship Center
5300 Colleyville Blvd.

The public forum is an opportunity for citizens and businesses to get accurate information on the project, have questions answered, and talk with members of TxDOT and staff.

About the TxDOT SH 26 Reconstruction Project 

The TxDOT SH 26/Colleyville Blvd. Reconstruction Project has been a part of the Colleyville landscape for many years and there is a great deal of history associated with it.

A project overview can be found below, which outlines the 3 phases of construction, along with contact information so that you can send your thoughts and questions at any time. Your involvement in the discussion surrounding this project is very important to us.

Please submit any questions about the TxDOT SH 26 Reconstruction Project to 26@colleyville.com.

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Construction was completed in summer 2013 on the SH 26 project from SH 114 to Brumlow Avenue/Pool Road that rebuilt the road from two lanes in each direction with a continuous left turn lane to three lanes in each direction with raised curb medians and left turn bays for $12 million.

The following three phases remain to complete the project:

Phase I

Phase I refers to the section of SH 26 from Pool/Brumlow to John McCain Road. To date, the following work has been completed on Phase I:

  • The northbound lanes of SH 26 have now been completed.
  • TxDOT is now in the process of installing underground storm drain pipe.
  • The bridge at John McCain and SH 26 is under construction.
  • The intersection at John McCain is a priority area within Phase 1 of the project.
  • This phase is estimated for completion in summer 2015.

 

Phase II

Phase II refers to the section of SH 26 from Brown Trail to Hall-Johnson Road.

  • Before a project can be bid on, TxDOT must “let” it, or make it available for bidding. The letting and bidding process with TxDOT allows the agency to get the most competitive pricing on a project and allows multiple businesses to compete for business with TxDOT.
  • Phase II is scheduled to be “let” in December 2014, but that date is subject to change.
  • Once the contractor has been selected, construction may begin in early 2015.
  • Many factors affect construction schedules, including utility delays, weather, and other factors.
  • This phase of road construction is fully funded through federal and state funds. Enhancements such as trails, landscaping, and sidewalks are being funded locally and through grants.

 

Phase III

Phase III refers to the section of SH 26 from Hall-Johnson Road to John McCain Road.

  • TxDOT has acquired 100% of the necessary right-of-way for the this corridor.
  • No formal funding has been finalized for this phase. Funding options are being reviewed and discussed.
  • Utility relocation is well underway, including work on electric, gas, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, and city water and sewer lines.
  • Target date for completion of utility relocation for Phase III is late 2014/early 2015.

 

About Raised Curb Medians

  • TxDOT requires medians to be included in all projects of this nature.
  • TxDOT's raised curbed medians do not include landscaping or irrigation.
  • The City of Colleyville has successfully obtained Green Ribbon Grants to cover the cost of landscape installation for Phases I & II. Grant applications will also be applied for to fund Phase III and other needs.
  • Raised curb medians constructed in continuous left-turn lanes provide a much safer roadway facility.
  • Studies have shown that crash rates are reduced by approximately 40% after the raised medians are constructed. In addition, studies conducted in Texas and throughout the nation indicate that raised medians resulted in little or no change in pass-by traffic after median installation according to a Texas Transportation Institute study.
  • The erratic movements with continuous left-turn lanes will only rise with increased traffic. If a raised median is present at all times, it directs left turning traffic into safer patterns.
  • With raised curb medians, drivers will still be able to make U-turns to get to businesses on the opposite side of where they are driving. Making U-turns are safer than other movements because median openings will allow motorists to predict when and where oncoming traffic will turn, and so it will make it easier for oncoming motorists to anticipate traffic movements and avoid collisions. In other words, the median will reduce random and unpredictable traffic behavior that causes collisions.
  • Raised curb medians have been implemented on similar corridors in Tarrant County, and all have successfully reduced crashes. FM 157/Cooper Street in Arlington (two projects), FM 1709 in Southlake/Keller and most recently SH 174 in Burleson this year. Within months of the completion of the medians, crash data on the SH 174 corridor shows approx. a 40% reduction, and the severity of those crashes has reduced by approx. 60%.