Photo: MacArthur Boulevard construction from Northgate Drive to Byron Nelson Way is substantially complete.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year on Irving Boulevard between Sowers Road and Strickland Plaza. The $22.2 million project, which began in November 2021, will enhance the experience of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in the historic Irving Heritage District.
With final construction on the project underway, the city is moving forward with its next major road construction project on MacArthur Boulevard.
As of July, the mile-long Irving Boulevard Reconstruction Project was progressing swiftly and is now 75% complete. Demolition work is underway to construct new driveway approaches and parallel parking along the corridor from the project’s east end and continuing west on the north side of Irving Boulevard. The Lee Street approach has been installed, and crews are now working between Strickland Plaza and Lee Street. Vehicles should be able to access Strickland Plaza from Lee Street.
Grading is taking place near Britain Road to prepare for paving, and crews have completed the four corner ramps at Main Street and Irving Boulevard. New sidewalks and ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be installed throughout the corridor. Crews will add 45 trees along Irving Boulevard as part of beautification efforts in the area, and concrete totems will be installed at O’Connor Road and Irving Boulevard, as well as brick pavers at O’Connor, Main Street and Britain Road.
Construction is underway on the $27.9 million MacArthur Boulevard project. Much of the construction for Segment 1, which runs from Northgate Drive to Byron Nelson Way, is now substantially complete. Currently, all traffic has been moved to new southbound traffic lanes. Crews have repaired a 24-inch storm drainage pipe at the northeast corner of Byron Nelson Way and MacArthur Boulevard.
Construction on Segment 2 of the project, from Metker Street to Northgate Drive, began in August with crews installing a new water main at the Rochelle intersection and stormwater and wastewater systems within MacArthur. The MacArthur Boulevard project is slated for completion in February 2025, weather permitting.
Visit CityofIrving.org/IrvingInvests for more information on the city’s ongoing infrastructure initiatives.