Public Hearing Scheduled for Conflans Road Extension Project

IRVING – The city of Irving, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) as the lead agency, proposes the extension of Conflans Road from Valley View Lane to SH 161 in Irving. TxDOT will host an informal open house with a formal public hearing to inform citizens of the proposed project and solicit comments on the project.

The open house portion of the event will begin at 6 p.m. and the formal hearing will follow at 7 p.m. on May 15 at Irving City Hall Council Chambers, 825 W. Irving Blvd.

Conflans Road is a major collector road in the southwest portion of Irving. It currently ends at SH 161. The proposed improvements would extend the road to new location roadway and bridge connecting with Valley View Lane. The total distance of the project is 0.881 mile. The proposed bridge would cross over Bear Creek.

The roadway would be a four-lane divided road within a variable right of way (ROW) width of about 116 feet to 310 feet. The both directions of the road would have a 12-foot wide inside lane and a 14-foot wide outside lane. The westbound side would have a shared-use lane, and a five-foot wide sidewalk. The eastbound section of the roadway would have a five-foot wide buffer with a 12-foot wide shared-use path. A 17-foot wide raised median between the eastbound and westbound sides is also proposed.

The bridge would be a four-lane divided facility as well and would be about 96 feet wide. Each direction would have a 12-foot wide lane and a 14-foot wide shared-use lane. The westbound side would have a sidewalk and traffic rail.

Although additional ROW is required, no residential or commercial structures would be displaced.

The project crosses the 100-year floodplain associated with Bear Creek and its tributary. The proposed project would permanently impact 1,085 linear feet (0.24 acre) of the intermittent tributary to Bear Creek and approximately 7.86 acres of Crosstimbers Woodland and Forest and 1.32 acres of Riparian vegetation.

The project is approximately $31.2 million and is anticipated to begin in 2023 until 2025.

SOURCE Texas Department of Transportation