By JUDY SHERIDAN
Traffic on FM 1187 between Oak and Elm streets will be reduced to one lane beginning mid-week, as large box culverts are installed for drainage, according to TxDOT officials.
Flagmen will direct the traffic, Public Information Officer Val Lopez said, stopping one lane to let the other pass, then reversing the process.
The schedule depends on the weather, Lopez said, but officials hope to have the project finished in about a week.
“We’re trying to do this as quickly as possible,” he said.
Intersection to close
The ongoing expansion of the city’s main corridor will also shut down the Oak Street/FM 1187 intersection for about four months, city officials said, also beginning this week.
Residents will still be able to access Oak Street by detouring through Elm Street.
Along with construction of the storm drainage system for FM 1187, work continues on roadway layout excavation and preparation of the road base.
A left turn signal was installed at Bankhead Highway and FM 1187 Wednesday.
Workers also planned to close the Underwood Street/ FM 1187 intersection yesterday to work on the Aledo Trail project.
Intersection with Oak closing
By JUDY SHERIDAN
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All-district volleyball - Classes 5A-4A-3A
Parker County volleyball polished off another stellar district-play year in November. The counties’ schools netted two outright district titles, a district co-champion, a district runner-up and a playoff-qualifying third-place finisher.
Celebrity cutters lined up for Friday’s Careity benefit
For more than a decade now, one event has served as a big help for the Careity Foundation in terms of funds and donations.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a winter storm warning for freezing rain and sleet across North and West Texas, including Parker County, for the period 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday.
Bearcats to encounter Coyotes, wintry threat
Aledo vs. Wichita Falls High
Time: 6 p.m., Thursday
Site: Northwest ISD Stadium — 18501 Hwy 114, Justin
Type: Class 4A, Division II, Quarterfinal (Region I final)
Last year: Did not play
Aledo ISD football playoff game rescheduled
The Aledo ISD AAAA Divison II State Quarter Final Football Playoff game has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.
Hancock runs in Thanksgiving Trot
Heart transplant recipient and teen Dylan Hancock, who will receive the proceeds from this year's Thanksgiving Trot for a new home, ran in the 1-mile event in the Aledo area on Thanksgiving Day alongside mentor and friend Rob Helms.
Parker County jail facility under discussion
Community Education Centers, the company Parker County contracts with to manage the Parker County Jail, has offered to build a work-release low-security jail facility for the county free of charge.
Parker County earthquake tally rises
Two more minor earthquakes rattled northeast Parker County Tuesday, Nov. 26, bringing the total number of earthquakes last month to 17.
Commissioners decrease credit card fees
Parker County Commissioners voted last week to decrease the amount of money that goes to the county when residents use their credit cards in auto registration offices.
Welcome the children of fallen military heroes
The Snowball Express, a charity that serves the families of those who have died during active military duty since 9/11, is coming to Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, for its annual Welcome Event and Walk of Gratitude.
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