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:
- In January, the project opened the new, lowered southbound FM 2499 mainlanes. The project plans to open the northbound FM 2499 mainlanes in March 2016 (tentative based on weather and construction schedule).
- Currently the project is focusing heavily on construction of the southbound FM 2499 frontage road and west intersections of Stars and Stripes Way and Grapevine Mills Blvd.
- Crews recently placed concrete on the north side of Grapevine Mills Blvd. bridge. In the coming months, the project will change the traffic pattern at Grapevine Mills Blvd. in order to continue intersection work.
- At the south end of the project, crews opened a new ramp from the southbound FM 2499 frontage road to the bridge that takes traffic to SH 114, SH 121 and I-635.
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.