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Take the scenic route through Colleyville at this redesigned traffic circle

The Jackson and Cheek-Sparger Roundabout in Colleyville now has something pretty in the middle. The recent beautification project, one of several planned for the city this fiscal year, includes sculptures named “Families are Forever.”
The Jackson and Cheek-Sparger Roundabout in Colleyville now has something pretty in the middle. The recent beautification project, one of several planned for the city this fiscal year, includes sculptures named “Families are Forever.” Courtesy

An area that was once congested with traffic now has something a little more appealing for folks driving through.

The Jackson and Cheek-Sparger roundabout in Colleyville has undergone a beautification process, one of several throughout the city this fiscal year, officials said.

The Colleyville Parks Department has been enhancing the look of the Jackson and Cheek-Sparger roundabout through a redesign that includes new landscape materials, new drip irrigation, some stone/wall design upgrades, and electricity being added to highlight the addition of the sculptures (shine a light on them at night).

“Beautification efforts are a focus for the City of Colleyville this fiscal year. The Jackson & Cheek-Sparger roundabout is one of several beautification projects planned,” said Erin Spicer, from the Colleyville Community Relations office.

Spicer said other projects include the recent new irrigation and fresh landscape design on the medians on Glade Road. Later this year some work will be done at the roundabout at John McCain Road and Pleasant Run Road, along with the one at Pool Road and Glade. These will have new landscape design with statues as well.

The work at Jackson and Cheek-Sparger includes a collection of statues named “Families are Forever.” They depict a family with a father carrying one child, another child running behind him, and another walking along and holding hands with the mother.

“It is meant to demonstrate the active family life that can be found in Colleyville,” Spicer said.

The sculptures are from the Randolph Rose collection, a company that specializes in handmade bronze garden sculpture, statues, fountains and accessories for home, garden and public spaces.

The work is scheduled to be viewed by the public beginning in November. It started in September.

Spicer said the projects cost about $25,000. The project was funded through the city’s tax increment financing fund.

“The parks department team continues to improve the look of our community at every turn as a part of our ongoing effort to enhance the beauty and exceptionalism of Colleyville,” Mayor Richard Newton said.

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