The city of Irving is redesigning O'Connor Boulevard as a four-lane divided roadway with parallel parking and bike lanes.

The city of Irving is redesigning O’Connor Boulevard as a four-lane divided roadway with parallel parking and bike lanes.

Reconstruction of O’Connor Boulevard through the heart of Las Colinas’s Urban Center is underway.

The city of Irving’s $5.459 million investment in the redevelopment of the roadway is a testament to our unmatched city services and pro-business environment in Las Colinas — North Texas’ largest office park which is home to more than 8,500 businesses.

The city of Irving’s Capital Improvement Program has begun the initial work of relocating utilities on O’Connor Boulevard between Las Colinas Boulevard and Riverside Drive without interruptions to residents and Urban Center employees.  The Chamber is excited to see work updates to the roadway that will narrow the median to expand it to a four-lane divided roadway and add amenities, such as parallel parking along the boulevard and bicycle lanes for the community.

Various lanes will be closed on O’Connor Boulevard through Feb. 28 for initial phases of construction. The entirety of O’Connor Boulevard from Las Colinas Boulevard to Riverside Drive will close completely on April 1 and remain closed through December 2014.

Las Colinas is North Texas’s premier office park, and the Chamber will work closely with the city to keep residents and employees up-to-date on alternate routes into the Urban Center. The city has publicized plans for alternate routes in and out of the Urban Center. Maps and updates can be found on the city’s website at cityofirving.org.

The reconstruction of O’Connor Boulevard is part of the city and Chamber’s continuous effort and vision for the area to become a walkable and easily accessible community, with access to the DART Orange Line and Area Personal Transit System.

As the main stretch of roadway into the Urban Center, O’Connor Boulevard is home to the global headquarters of Flowserve and Pioneer Natural Resources, two of Las Colinas’ 14 Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the largest equestrian statue in the world, the Mustangs of Las Colinas, and future site of the Water Street development.

The redevelopment of O’Connor Boulevard is crucial to Irving’s booming and continued economic growth.

O’Connor Boulevard Construction

 State Highway 114 to Riverside Drive:

Through Feb. 28: Both inside lanes (adjacent to the medians) of O’Connor Boulevard between Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two lanes in each direction, east and west, will remain open.

April 1: O’Connor Boulevard from Las Colinas Boulevard to the west of Lake Carolyn Parkway will be closed April 1 through December 2014. Traffic on O’Connor will be detoured to Fuller Drive (eastbound); Williams Square parking garages will be accessible via Brune Way.

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