Commuters in Coppell may have noticed more activity, lane closures, and traffic on the northbound side of S Belt Line Road the past few weeks, but it’s about to get a lot worse from Southwestern Boulevard to IH-635. Traffic impacts are expected for the next 15 months.
On Monday, February 28, traffic will be reduced to one lane on both the north- and southbound sides of the roadway while crews stripe the new lane configuration. On Tuesday, March 1, crews will divert all traffic to the northbound lanes (east side), allowing for one lane in each direction, plus a center lane at intersections for turning traffic. The southbound lanes (west side) will be closed.
Seek alternative routes and avoid the construction zone! Travelers on the western side of the city should use IH-635/S Royal Lane or IH-635/Freeport Parkway. Travelers on the eastern side of the city should use MacArthur Boulevard. Commuters are also encouraged to detour to surrounding highways and tollways to avoid the area. For example, drivers can utilize SH-121/Sam Rayburn Tollway or take Sandy Lake Road to President George Bush Tollway.
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Road signage and other official channels are also being used to communicate updates. Sign up to receive email or text message updates regarding the S Belt Line Road reconstruction project at coppelltx.gov/notifyme.
For more information about the S Belt Line Road Reconstruction Project, contact Public Works at 972-304-3679.