Rochelle Road Bridge Reconstruction Project

Project Overview

In January 2024, the City of Irving will kick off a capital improvement project that requires a portion of Rochelle Road between Fairbrook and Stonebrook Streets to be closed for one year.

As part of the Embassy Channel drainage improvements, the Rochelle Road bridge will be demolished to widen and deepen the channel, install a 10-foot-by-7-foot box culvert, lower a 20-inch water line, lower a 15-inch sewer line and then construct a new bridge over the channel. 

The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic in January 2025. This project is a part of the Municipal Drainage Utility (MDU) program and is a continuing effort by the City of Irving to alleviate flooding.

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Project Info

Status: Active
Phase: Construction
Construction Timeline: January 2024 - January 2025
Location: MacArthur Boulevard, from Metker Street to Byron Nelson Way

Project Contact

Walter Thomas, MPA, P.E.
P: (972) 721-4677
Email Walter Thomas


Investing in our Future logoThe $15.2M Embassy Channel project will improve drainage along Embassy Channel from SH-183 to Rochelle Road, and Rochelle Road from Embassy Channel to MacArthur Boulevard. The existing concrete trapezoidal channel will be replaced with a deeper channel with vertical walls to increase the runoff capacity of the channel. The improvements also include replacing the wastewater line running below the channel.

This flood mitigation project, in conjunction with the $28M MacArthur Boulevard Reconstruction Project, will reduce the flood risk in the area by removing approximately 273 residential and commercial structures from the 100-year floodplain limits. The construction of the Embassy Channel project is anticipated to be completed December 2025.

This project is funded by the Drainage Solutions for a Better Tomorrow program.