Crews are preparing to wrap up Phase 2 of the S. Belt Line Reconstruction Project and begin work on Phase 3, reconstruction from IH-635 to Dividend Drive, a portion of which was not initially included in the project scope. To accommodate the roadwork along this final stretch of the project, the northbound lanes of S. Belt Line Road from IH-635 to Dividend Drive were closed beginning on August 30. Northbound traffic has been diverted to the southbound lanes, allowing traffic to flow in each direction. Two lanes of traffic are available to southbound motorists, and northbound traffic has been reduced to one lane.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during construction to avoid delays.
“The S. Belt Line Reconstruction Project was originally designed to be completed in two phases,” said Mike Garza, Director of Public Works. “Earlier this year, however, the City received a request to develop the vacant property between Hackberry Road and Dividend Drive, which made it necessary to reconfigure our plans for this stretch of the roadway.”
The construction from IH-635 to Dividend Drive includes the incorporation of driveways, turn lanes, and the installation of a traffic signal at Hackberry Road. This final phase of the project is expected to be completed by early summer 2024.
The S. Belt Line Reconstruction project runs from IH-635 to Southwestern Boulevard and includes pavement replacement, intersection improvements, sidewalks, streetlights, landscaping, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and manhole rehabilitation/replacement, and signal work.
For more information, please the S Belt Line Reconstruction page.