Southlake — The city will expand a portion of Brumlow Avenue to improve traffic flow on State Highway 26 and Pool Road in Grapevine.The Council approved expanding Brumlow Avenue from a two- to four-lane road with a divider at its Aug. 6 meeting.Robert Price, director of Public Works, said the city will sign a contract with Teague Nall and Perkins for the road’s design in the coming weeks. The City Council unanimously approved the use of $65,000 from the Roadway Impact Fees fund for the design services. Additionally, the city will hire a third party contractor to help find outside funding from a governmental agency for the construction of the project. Councilman Brandon Bledsoe supported using outside funds.“In the long run, it helps taxpayers save money to find other sources of funding,” he said.He added that the intersection is a major gateway into and out of the city to neighboring Colleyville and Grapevine.The expansion will run 1350 feet from the intersection of State Highway 26 to the landscaping business located on 1900 Brumlow Ave. The city’s Master Thoroughfare Plan calls for the road to be four lanes from the expansion at State Highway 26 to the traffic circle at Brumlow Avenue, North Carroll Avenue, and Continental Boulevard.The expansion was not in the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan, but has been spurred by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) construction on SH 26, and Grapevine construction on Pool Road, which becomes Brumlow Avenue. TxDOT will add two left turn lanes at the intersection of SH 26 and Brumlow. At the same intersection, Grapevine will have two lanes moving directly into Brumlow.Currently, the transition on Brumlow from two lanes to one is not long enough, to accept two through lanes of traffic.Price said the improvements on Brumlow Avenue won’t begin until next year.
Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770 @dustindangli