Tuesday, February 27, 2024

TxDOT hosting open house meeting about extending FM 1171

Local residents are invited to a public meeting in April regarding the Texas Department of Transportation’s plan to extend FM 1171 to connect Flower Mound and Justin.

The 3.5 mile extension of FM 1171 would run from I-35W in Northlake to FM 156 in Justin, according to a TxDOT public hearing notice.

The proposed project would consist of widening a portion of John Wiley Road to a six-lane urban roadway (three lanes in each direction) and extending the six-lane roadway east across FM 156 to a proposed connection/extension to Harmonson Road. It would then become a divided four-lane rural roadway and extend approximately 1.9 miles to the east, where it would again become a six-lane urban roadway as it approaches I-35W. The entire road would include median-divided pavement, turn lanes, bridges, and culverts. The urban section of the proposed six-lane curbed roadway would include a 16-foot-wide median, as well as pedestrian/bicycle shared-use path and sidewalk with ramps on both sides of the road. The interim four-lane rural roadway (to eventually be six-lanes) would include a 60-foot-wide median, according to TxDOT.

The project would also include the widening and southward extension of Tally Boulevard to four lanes that approach a traffic circle from the north and extends Harmonson Road as a four-lane road west from its intersection with FM 156 to the roundabout, according to TxDOT. Those roads would be flanked with sidewalks and pedestrian ramps on both sides.

The right-of-way width would range form 116 to 300 feet, and could displace three non-residential structures. Relocation assistance will be available for displaced property owners.

The public meeting — which will be held in an open house, come-and-go format — is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Gene Pike Middle School, 2200 Texan Drive, west of the I-35W/Hwy 114 interchange. Residents will be able to learn more about the proposed project and provide feedback to TxDOT staff. The meeting’s materials will be posted to keepitmovingdallas.com/FM1171 at 6 p.m. on April 6 and will be available through April 21.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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