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 in 2017. Click here for our fact sheet.
Below is an update on this construction:
- Grapevine Mills Blvd.: We finished with the south side of the Grapevine Mills Blvd. bridge and opened it to traffic, which will allow our bridge crews to begin construction on the new north side of the bridge. When the entire bridge is complete, Grapevine Mills Blvd. will have eight lanes and a Texas U-turn on the north side.
- Southbound FM 2499 at Denton Creek: Due to flooding at Denton Creek, work on the new southbound FM 2499 lanes over the creek has been suspended temporarily. Once the creek level drops, we will be able to work on the bridge again.
- North and Southbound FM 2499 Mainlanes: Crews continue to perform dirt, drainage and wall work on the new, lowered FM 2499 mainlanes. Now that traffic has been moved to the new south side of Grapevine Mills Blvd. bridge, crews can remove dirt from Grapevine Mills Blvd. to the north.