Every day, something is being done to better the quality of life for Irving residents. Here’s a look at investment being made in city infrastructure.

Many city infrastructure improvements are spearheaded by the city’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Sample CIP projects include the construction, reconstruction, repair or replacement of buildings, roadways, bridges and parks. This year, CIP will commence projects on major Irving corridors including MacArthur and O’Connor boulevards. When the dust settles, residents can expect less congestion and improved infrastructure. Included in this capital improvement update are details on a few of the major ongoing and upcoming corridor projects.

O’Connor Boulevard (State Highway 114 to Riverside Drive)
Cost: Construction contract awarded to Ed Bell Construction for $5,459,773.

Purpose: To redesign thoroughfare into a four-lane divided roadway with parallel parking and bike lanes.

Timeline: Project to begin February 2014 and achieve substantial completion by December 2014.

More: O’Connor Boulevard will be closed from Las Colinas Boulevard to the west side of Lake Carolyn Parkway. Message boards have been installed around O’Connor and Las Colinas boulevards to keep motorists informed of closures and alternate access routes.

MacArthur Boulevard (State Highway 183 to Grauwyler Road)
Cost: Estimated construction cost of $8.9 million.

Purpose: Complete last segment of Jamison water supply line.

Timeline: Slated to begin March 2014, and achieve substantial completion by September 2015.

More: Two-way traffic on MacArthur Boulevard will continue at all times. Relocation of franchise utilities under way with target completion date of March 2014.

Phase II: Grauwyler Road (Carl Road to Loop 12)
Cost: Construction contract awarded to RKM Utility Services for $7,461,088.

Purpose: To allow for the installation of new water and wastewater mains, storm drainage systems and new pavement as well as a portion of the 48-inch Jamison water supply line.

Timeline: Construction started March 2013 and is 55 percent complete. Targeted completion date is July 2014.

More: Jamison supply line as well as water lines have been installed from Carl Road to Fire Station No. 3 at Viorin Road.

Featured projects represent a small portion of CIP projects in the pipeline. At press time, 24 projects are in the construction phase. In all, there are 81 CIP projects classified as active valued at approximately $215 million. Committed to keeping the community informed on capital improvement projects, residents can receive email updates on the projects affecting O’Connor and MacArthur boulevards by signing up to receive email updates directly from the city.

To receive updates on the progress of the O’Connor Boulevard or MacArthur Boulevard capital improvement projects, visit cityofirving.org/join and make the appropriate selections. To review other CIP projects in progress, visit cityofirving.org/cip and select “Projects.” For more information, call (972) 721-2611.

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