The FM 2499 construction includes rebuilding the mainlanes of FM 2499 from SH 121 to Denton Creek. These new lanes will be "depressed" (lowered) and will allow commuters to bypass the intersections of Stars and Stripes Way and Grapevine Mills Blvd. There will be a north and southbound FM 2499 frontage road, and the two intersections will be rebuilt as bridges. The bridges over Denton Creek will also be rebuilt. Construction began in late 2013 and will be completed by January 2017. Click here for our fact sheet.
Below is an update on this construction:
- Concrete paving work is taking place on the new, lowered FM 2499 mainlanes from Grapevine Mills Blvd. to the north. After Thanksgiving, concrete paving will begin on the southbound FM 2499 frontage road near Denton Creek.
- Crews will continue wall work on the FM 2499 mainlanes from Grapevine Mills Blvd. to Denton Creek.
- Before the end of the year, crews will place the concrete deck on the southbound FM 2499 bridge over Denton Creek.
- Bridge crews will set horizontal bridge beams on the north side of the Grapevine Mills Blvd. bridge this winter.
In 2014, funds became available for construction of new ramps from William D. Tate Avenue to SH 121 and SH 360. These new ramps provide drivers better access to SH 121/360 and allow them to bypass the Stone Myers Pkwy. intersection. Click here for our fact sheet.
On November 12, 2015, these new ramps opened to the general public more than one year ahead of schedule.