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TxDOT delays busy intersection construction further

An already delayed construction project at a busy Keller intersection was delayed further, according to the city of Keller, and now the project won’t begin until January.

Earlier this year, the city asked the Texas Department of Transportation to delay the $880,000 project at the intersection of U.S. 377 and Farm 1709 to avoid the holidays, said Keller public information officer Rachel Reynolds. At first, TxDOT agreed to delay construction until December and major lane closures until January.

On Thursday, the city announced that TxDOT approved the request to delay the project further. Construction is now set to begin Jan. 5.

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.