In Pantego, West Pioneer Parkway will get a decorative facelift

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A mile-long stretch on West Pioneer Parkway in Pantego will receive a facelift with the installation of trees and flower beds in its medians.

Arlington-based Grey Construction is scheduled to begin work early September, after several days of 100-plus temperatures delayed the original August start date, said Ronald Edwards, Pantego’s public works director.

Edwards said the city was afraid the hot, dry weather would hinder growth of newly-planted trees.

The project is expected to last three to four months and includes a small portion of neighboring Dalworthington Gardens. Edwards doesn’t expect any road closures but said there might be some lane closures while workers spruce up existing medians.

Additional flower beds and brick accents will replace grass at the nose of the medians.

“We are looking at approximately 249 trees being installed,” Edwards said.

In August 2012, the two cities received about $200,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Green Ribbon Project, which awards grants for projects that add visual appeal, architectural improvements and landscape enhancements to roadways.

The cities hoped to incorporate medians and rights of way on each side of the road, but Edwards said they had to scale the project back a bit after receiving a smaller grant.

Monica S. Nagy, 817-390-7792 Twitter:@MonicaNagyFWST

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