A 10-week construction project on a busy Keller intersection was scheduled to start Monday but has been pushed back because of the holiday season.
The Texas Department of Transportation agreed to delay the $880,000 project at the intersection of U.S. 377 and Farm to Market 1709 until December "in the interest of a avoiding a significant impact to area residents and business owners during the holidays," according a news release from the city of Keller.
Construction will begin in early December, the release says, but significant lane closures won’t start until January under the new schedule.
The construction plan is to expand traffic capacity, relocate traffic signals, eliminate triangle medians that force right turns and add sidewalks and pedestrian crossings with audible messaging to the busy intersection of state-owned roads, according to the city of Keller.
The city has requested seven days’ notice of lane closures and 30 days’ notice of street closures, according to the city’s news release, and staff will attend weekly status meetings with TxDOT and the contractor.