May 7, 2018 Update
Several people have asked about the status of the Davis / Mid Cities intersection project. Unfortunately, the contractor had a conflict with an unknown Atmos Energy gas line. The gas line is having to be relocated by Atmos. The relocation work is currently being done. With good weather Atmos Energy is indicating that they should be done in about 2 more weeks. Because of safety concerns the contractor has had to pull off of the project until the gas line work is complete.
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 late 2018. Please slow down and watch for workers when traveling in this area.