Residents will get another chance to voice their opinions about the future construction of Glade Road.The second and final public meeting regarding the project will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Colleyville Center.“This is the last opportunity to provide input at a public meeting before recommendations go to Council,” said Bob Lowry, public works director.The meeting will include a presentation of the project and opportunities for residents to speak with city and TranSystems representatives. The city contracted TranSystems to conduct road studies and to create a preliminary design.“At this meeting, they are going to present some more narrowed-down design alternatives,” said project spokesman Colby Walton.Since May, the project team has met with local groups and homeowners associations to elicit feedback.The project centers on a four-mile stretch of Glade Road from Heritage Avenue to just east of Precinct Line Road. The mostly two-lane roadway was not built to support today’s traffic.The City wants to repair the roadway and make improvements. In addition to improving the structure of the road, the plan aims to improve drainage and traffic flow at certain intersections.“That is our charge. To preserve what many in Colleyville, and in this room, see as a symbol of Colleyville’s rural beginnings while addressing the changes that have transpired during the past half a century or more in Colleyville,” Mayor David Kelly told those in attendance at the first public meeting held in May. A finalized plan is expected to be shown to the City Council in early 2014.
Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770 Twitter: @dustindangli