Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dianne Edmondson and officials with the Town of Argyle and City of Denton broke ground on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, on a $3.4 million project to reconstruct Crawford Road from Interstate 35W to U.S. 377.
The project will improve the two-lane undivided rural road by adding left-turn lanes at key intersections as well as a single-lane roundabout at the intersection with John Paine Road.
“We are excited to get this project started,” said Precinct 4 Commissioner Dianne Edmondson. “This road is an oft-used thoroughfare between two major highways in my precinct. I know a number of individuals who use the road will be pleased with the long-awaited improvements.”
The project was awarded on Oct. 19 to Jagoe-Public based in Denton as the low bidder, which came in at 5 percent under the engineer’s estimate. Denton County set aside $2.26 million for the project, the Town of Argyle contributed $1.2 million while the City of Denton earmarked $300,000 for a single-lane roundabout as well as provided a traffic study. Construction should begin on Dec. 14 with completion by the fall of 2021.
Argyle town officials indicate construction will begin at the intersection of Crawford and John Paine roads where a roundabout will be placed in February. Two lanes of traffic will be open on Crawford Road until February. Then construction will start on the western portion of Crawford Road. At that time, only westbound traffic will be allowed from John Paine Road to I-35W. A detour route will guide eastbound traffic onto Taylor and Old Justin roads.
Final construction, along the east side of Crawford Road from John Paine Road to the railroad tracks, is expected to be finished by October.
Denton County contributed $2.26 million for the Crawford Road project.
“This project has been in the planning stages for several years,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “I am glad to see it come to fruition to provide better access for all of our residents.”