Construction begins this week at the intersection of Davis Boulevard (FM 1938) and Mid Cities Boulevard for a TxDOT project to widen and improve the roadway. When completed, there will be dual dedicated left center turn lanes in each direction, as well as a dedicated right turn lane for each leg of the intersection.
The dual left turn lanes will allow more vehicles to turn left during a shorter time period. The time saved on the left turns will allow more “green” time for the Davis and Mid-Cities traffic lanes continuing through the intersection not turning. Overall the intersection will be more efficient.
This project has been in the planning and development stage for approximately 10 years. We had hoped this project would be completed already, however there were delays in getting it ready for construction. A $3.7 million federal grant for the project came with a lengthy environmental and design review process and the federal and state review process took longer than anticipated.
Motorists should expect various lane closures during the project, which is anticipated to to be complete in Fall 2018. Please slow down and watch for workers when traveling in this area.