Highway 3 and FM 518 Intersection Improvement
GO Bond Funding: $912,000 Highway 3 and FM 518 Intersection Improvement Project Sheet (PDF)
Scope of work: Bottleneck improvements at the Highway 3 and FM 518 intersection, including the addition and extension of auxiliary turn lanes.
Project Status as of December 2021
Council awarded final design contract on February 23 with changes needed to accommodate new TxDOT trail; 60% design plans submitted in September. Internal staff discussions regarding lane configurations are ongoing and being coordinated with the design engineer. Land acquisition anticipated to take longer than usual as all landowners are commercial.
The original schedule, as of September 2019, shows the design phase of the SH3 & FM518 Intersection Improvements project to begin in quarter 4 of 2019 through quarter 3 of 2020. Land acquisition is scheduled to begin quarter 2 of 2020 through quarter 3 of 2020. Construction bidding is scheduled for quarter 4 of 2020 with construction following beginning in quarter 1 of 2021 for a year and a quarter. Construction time is an estimate as each bid is awarded based on cost and time submitted by the contractor.
The current schedule, as of December 2021, shows the traffic counts and design options phase of the SH3 and FM518 Intersection Improvements project began in quarter 1 of 2020 and completed in quarter 3 of 2020. TxDOT reviewed and approved the improvements in quarter 4 of 2020. Design of the preferred option began in quarter 1 of 2021 and continues in progress through quarter 2 of 2022. Land acquisition is scheduled to begin in quarter 1 of 2022 through quarter 3 of 2022. Construction bidding is scheduled for quarter 3 of 2022 with construction following and beginning in quarter 3 of 2022 through quarter 2 of 2023. Construction time is an estimate as each bid is awarded based on cost and time submitted by the contractor.