Current Capital Projects
Uhl Road Improvement Project
Scope: Funding, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, engineering, and construction associated with widening and reconstruction of Uhl Road from an existing two-lane asphalt roadway from FM 664 to Harmony Way, into a four-lane divided curb and gutter roadway with continuous median turn-lane and improvements for both the northbound and southbound lanes.
Project Duration: Expected completion is the 1st Quarter of 2025
Council Presentation from the October 17, 2023 City of Glenn Heights City Council Meeting,
Loop 9 - Segment A: US 67 to IH 35E - Dallas/Ellis Counties
Scope: The proposed Loop 9 project includes construction of a six-lane new location frontage road system between US 67 and IH 35E through Dallas and Ellis counties, Texas. The approximately 9.4-miles system would pass through the communities of Cedar Hill, Midlothian, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, and Red Oak. The proposed project right of way would include a median that would accommodate future construction of an ultimate access-controlled mainlane facility. Construction of the ultimate access-controlled mainlane roadway would be based on projected traffic and funding and would require additional environmental analysis prior to construction.
The new location Loop 9 frontage road system would include an eastbound and westbound frontage road, each consisting of three 12-foot lanes, an eight-foot inside shoulder, and an eight-foot outside shoulder for bicycle accommodations within the rural section of the proposed roadway. The proposed project ROW would include a median that would accommodate the future construction of an ultimate access-controlled mainlane roadway.
The proposed Loop 9 project would likely be constructed in three phases based on traffic needs and project funding. A logical sequence for construction of the new location frontage road system could be as follows:
- Phase 1 would construct a single two-lane, two-way frontage road, and would also acquire the proposed right of way to accommodate all six-lane frontage road system and the future ultimate access-controlled mainlane roadway. This phase would also include restriping of the US 67 intersection to accommodate the new Loop 9 frontage road turning movements.
- As traffic warrants and funding becomes available, Phase 2 would involve the construction of the three-lane frontage road in each direction, which would include the conversion of the two-way frontage road built in Phase 1 to a one-way operation, and the construction of grade separations at specific high-volume intersections.
- Phase 3 would involve the construction of the ultimate access-controlled mainlane facility in both directions. Construction of the ultimate access-controlled mainlane facility would be based on projected traffic and funding and would require additional environmental analysis prior to construction.
The project is needed to address transportation demand resulting from population and economic growth in the region, system linkages, and connectivity among the existing roadways. It would provide a direct link from US 67 to IH 35E, serving residents and businesses in the area. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop a facility that would help address the regional growth, transportation demand and system linkage within the study area by increasing capacity, mobility and accessibility; efficiently linking suburban communities and major roadways; and accommodating population growth.
Project Duration: For the most up to date information regarding this project, please visit TxDOT Loop 9.