TxDOT's $111 Million Plan to Widen the Grand Parkway

April 19, 2023
The project will be completed in two segments

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released its plan to widen parts of the Grand Parkway on Tuesday.

The project is estimated to cost $111 million with a plan to be completed in two segments, totaling 9.6 miles. The first segment is on the Grand Parkway from SH 249 to Kuykendahl. The second segment is from Kuykendahl to Holzwarth. Both projects are toll funded, according to TxDOT.

The project aims to widen the roadway from two main lanes in each direction to three main lanes in each direction. This includes six, 12-foot-wide main lanes total, two 12- foot-wide frontage lanes in sections, and 10-foot-wide outside and inside shoulders. The main lanes would be widened to the inside and the cable barrier and grassy median would be removed and replaced with a concrete traffic barrier.

The widening project comes as a response to an increase in traffic volumes and combat congestion in the area, according to TxDOT.

Construction on the first segment is expected to start in 2024, with the second segment beginning in 2025 with an end date three years from the start year for each segment.

TxDOT has a virtual public meeting available until May 5. An in-person meeting is set for Thursday, April 20, from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

The deadline for input is May 5.

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Source: TxDOT