Progress made on plan to repair Crawford Road

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Progress has been made on a plan involving the town of Argyle, city of Denton and Denton County to repair Crawford Road.

Crawford Road is the oft-maligned two-way street between I-35W and Hwy 377 in the north Argyle area. It has a lot of potholes, crumbling edges and other surface issues, and it’s the only way in and out for residents of the Country Lakes and Carnegie Ridge subdivisions. It’s a confusing issue for residents because a portion of it is in the town of Argyle, part of it is in the city of Denton and some of it is in unincorporated Denton County.

Earlier this month, the Denton County Commissioners Court agreed to allocate $2.4 million to the project, adding to Argyle’s $1.2 million. The city of Denton conducted a traffic study and will participate in construction at the intersection of Crawford and John Paine Road, which is planned to be turned into a roundabout, according to Argyle Town Manager Kristi Gilbert.

In Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, Gilbert said officials hope to hold a community meeting in January to show residents what the plan is for the road. The town expects bidding to begin in late spring or early summer 2020.

Gilbert also said the crews will be making minor repairs in the next few months.

“I will stress to everybody that that is not the final product,” Gilbert said. “It’s not necessarily going to look pretty, it will just be functional until we can get the reconstruction done.”

Earlier this year, Argyle, Denton and Denton County signed a memo of understanding, an unenforceable road map of each entity’s intentions that included the funding and traffic study. In that memo, the town of Argyle agreed to assume all responsibility for the maintenance and law enforcement for the entire stretch of the road upon completion of the agreed-upon project. Argyle also agrees to modify its town limits boundary so that all of Crawford Road will be within its town limits, and the city of Denton will modify its city limit so all of John Paine Road will be in its city limits.

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    Bill Morrison

    Well it’s about time. This has been hemmed and hawed about for at least 5 yrs. You would think these entities were negotiating a new NAFTA agreement. Why the round-a-bout at John Paine, that’s only a 3 way t-intersection, normally those are for 4 way intersections?

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    Dianne Edmondson

    Thank you, Mark, for your timely story concerning the reconstruction of Crawford Road. It’s an important thoroughfare for thousands of area residents, and has been on the project list for years here in Denton County. We are delighted to finally get the process started, as both County Judge Eads and I are committed to the success of this project.
    Commissioner Pct. 4 — Dianne Edmondson

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