Work on FM 1187 resumes

Posted Monday, Jul. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Work on the $7.4 million reconstruction of FM 1187, stalled for several months because of a redesign, has resumed and now is projected to be completed by mid-November, a state highway official said.

The project to widen a 7,200-foot section of FM 1187, from Newt Patterson Road to just west of North Main Street, started construction last summer and was scheduled to conclude in February. But crews were idled as engineers redrew parts of the project to improve driveway connections and drainage.

The delay partway into construction sparked many complaints from motorists, including parents who have to take their children to and from Donna Shepard Intermediate School and Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School.

Work restarted last week, said Val Lopez, spokesman for the Fort Worth regional office of the Texas Department of Transportation. TxDOT is managing the project, which is being funded with state and federal money -- at no cost to Mansfield.

“They’ve been working very aggressively out there,” Lopez said Monday. He said that by mid-November, everything will be finished except perhaps for “typical cleaning up and addressing of minor construction issues.”

Robert Cadwallader, 817-390-7641 Twitter: @Kaddmann

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