Thursday, February 26, 2009
Spring will bring lots of construction to Cedar Hill
Among these is the widening of Clark Road from two lanes to four between Highway 67 and FM 1382.
The coming of spring means Cedar Hill drivers can see new foliage in the air, such as oak leaves, dogwood blossoms - and orange construction cones and advisory signs.
The Cedar Hill Public Works Department has several capital improvement projects started or in the pipeline.
Among these is the widening of Clark Road from two lanes to four between Highway 67 and FM 1382. According to information from Public Works Director Ruth Antebi-Guten, a bid for the work should be awarded next month and the project should be done in November. To go along with the additional lanes, the Texas Department of Transportation will upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Clark Road and FM 1832.
Later this year, in the same area, the city will award a bid to add a continuous right-turn lane on eastbound FM 1382 from just east of Clark to Hwy. 67. That bid is tentatively slated to be awarded in August, with construction expected to be done by December.
A third construction project should also start in the same area later this summer.
The Straus Road intersection with FM 1382 is also going to be widened from two to four lanes, in partnership with TxDOT. That, more intensive project, should have a bid awarded in September, with work finishing in December 2010.
The other widening project is for Pleasant Run Road between Hwy. 67 and Duncanville Road. The city should award that bid in January 2010 with work done by December of that year.
The city has one other widening project, on the south side.
That is to widen Lake Ridge Parkway from two to four lanes, while also rehabilitating existing lanes. That project is expected to go to bid in September, and be completed by October 2010.
Public Works also has a set of non-widening street repair projects slated for this year. Those streets scheduled for repair are Sleepy Hollow Drive, Sherwood Court, Brookside Drive, Capricorn Drive, Parkerville Road east of Joe Wilson Road, Waterford Oaks Drive, Weaver Street, Valley View Drive, Kenya Street, Lakeview Drive west of Lake Ridge Parkway, Highlands Drive and Mt. Lebanon Road. The city expects to start work in March and finish in July.
And, two years from now, the city plans to start work widening Mansfield Road from two to four lanes.
The Public Works Department also has several water and sewer projects either underway or ready to start in the near future.
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