As 2019 comes to a close, so is Phase 1 of 2 of the N. White Chapel project.
Phase 1 of the N. White Chapel project included the construction of the dual lane roundabout located at the intersection of N. White Chapel and Highland.
To date, the construction of the roundabout has been completed along with the installation of new paving, sidewalks, medians and decorative pavers.
Crews are adding the final touches with the pavement striping and the installation of the public art display, “Be the Bridge,” by artist Boris Kramer, in the center of the roundabout. New street lighting and landscaping will be installed soon.
The construction of Phase 2 is steadily moving forward in preparation for the widening of N. White Chapel from Emerald to Highland. So far, contractors have installed a temporary construction fence along the west side of the road in preparation for the construction of a new screening wall. The contractor also began installing new water facilities.
The bulk of the roadwork for the widening project is expected to start in summer 2020.
Once the project is complete, N. White Chapel will be a divided four-lane road between FM 1709 and SH 114, with new sidewalks to accompany the new traffic lanes.
There will still be some temporary lane closures in the upcoming weeks, weather permitting. The entire road widening project, Phases 1 and 2, is estimated to cost over $17 million. Funding will be distributed from the General, Utility, Roadway Impact and Storm Water Utility System Funds and in partnership with Tarrant County.
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