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More delays expected for Waketon/Rippy roads project

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A Flower Mound road project that was expected to be completed by October is expected to have further delays.

The project began at the beginning of June and shut down sections of Waketon and Rippy roads to upgrade the existing asphalt road to concrete, straighten out tight curves and eventually add a roundabout at the intersection at Waketon Road and Chinn Chapel Road.

The town originally expected to be complete the project in late September or early October, but the town had to wait for franchise utilities to relocate their lines in the area, according to the town, delaying the project for several months.

According to the town website’s latest update, the project is mostly complete and was expected to be complete by March. However, the developer responsible for the project, CalAtlantic Group, recently merged with Lennar Corporation and the town anticipates the merger to cause further delays, said town spokeswoman Molly Fox.

There is no definite timeline for the delay. For future updates, click here.

Waketon is closed to thru-traffic from FM 2499 to Chinn Chapel Road. Southbound Rippy Road is closed from Waketon Road to Pecan Meadows, and northbound Rippy Road will remain open allowing resident access to the FM 2499/Waketon signal. Traffic is being detoured to Dixon Road for the project duration.

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