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 traffic will be in its final pattern by summer 2016. Click here for our fact sheet.
Below is an update on this construction:
- Both north and southbound FM 2499 mainlanes are now open, allowing commuters to bypass traffic signals at Grapevine Mills Blvd. and Stars and Stripes Way.
- New u-turns on the south side of Stars and Stripes Way and the north side of Grapevine Mills Blvd. are now open to local traffic.
- Crews continue to construct the southbound FM 2499 frontage road and west intersections of Grapevine Mills Blvd. and Stars and Stripes Way.
- The project anticipates that all lanes of traffic will be open and in its final pattern this summer, approximately six months ahead of schedule.
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.