Grapevine/Coppell SH 121 Project Breaks Ground

Posted by Alora Wachholz on Mar 12, 2014
Tags: Road Construction, Denton County

From TxDOT --- Ground is breaking on a project to add capacity to SH 121 from a four-lane rural roadway to a 10-lane urban freeway with frontage roads. The project is located in the same neighborhood as the DFW Connector project which is in its last stages and the adjoining FM 2499 widening project just gearing up. The 2.5 mile stretch of roadway cuts through three counties; Dallas, Tarrant and Denton, and borders the cities of Grapevine and Coppell. The project reaches from FM 2499 to the Business 121/ Sam Rayburn Tollway split through a busy retail and industrial area.

The project will include overpasses at Grapevine Mills Boulevard and Freeport Parkway and new bridges over Denton Creek.

During construction current capacity will be maintained and the width of the current lanes will stay the same in order to maintain traffic flow through the project work zone. Lane closures will be held during off-peak travel times and weekends.

The $58.8 million project is 80% federal and 20% state funded. The contract was awarded to OHL USA, INC.

Road conditions and traffic updates are available on the drivetexas.org website, on Facebook, and Twitter.

For more information, contact TxDOT Dallas District PIO Michelle Releford at michelle.releford@txdot.gov or 214-320-4485.