WICHITA FALLS – Southwest Parkway drives will only get better with a major improvement project from Gregg Road to Jacksboro Highway. The $2.5 million contract got underway on the west end of the road and encompasses multiple projects from sidewalks to longer turn bays to free right turns.
This contract takes care of phase one of recommendations made after a comprehensive traffic study in 2015. The study included using temporary traffic video cameras to witness how drivers moved as well as documenting the challenges and failures to a smooth commute.
The project includes major work at the following intersections with Southwest Parkway:
Most of these intersections will see longer left turn lanes installed in Southwest Parkway. Many intersections will get new traffic signals with flashing yellow arrows for left turns. We are also installing pedestrian features like ramps, handrails and push buttons. Sidewalks were also installed on the southside of Southwest Parkway between Barnett and Gregg.
The work zone is seven miles long and the contractor has about 18 months to complete the work.
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