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City Council hears update on road construction projects

  The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Director Casey Tate and Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the April 21 City Council meeting. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles of roadway in the city, as well as which roads will be prioritized for… Keep Reading »

Businesses invited to Midtown Express open house

SouthGate Constructors, the lead contractor for the Midtown Express project, will host an open house 4 to 7 p.m. May 18 at Christ Church, 1750 E. Airport Freeway to update residents and businesses on the progress that has been made to date on the $847 million project, as well as what is still to come… Keep Reading »

Fluor Wins Bid-Build U.S. 287 Infrastructure Project in Texas

Fluor Corporation announced that it has been awarded a bid-build contract in Texas for the construction of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) U.S. 287 Project in Ellis County, just south of Dallas and Fluor’s corporate headquarters in Irving. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the first quarter of 2017. “This is a significant… Keep Reading »

Irving’s Road to the Future

Irving has officially launched its new program, “Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years,” supporting road reconstruction and rehabilitation across the city. Resident surveys consistently have  shown road maintenance and improvement is the highest ranked priority throughout the city. In response, the current Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) incorporates the proposed Long-Term Financial Plan recommendation to… Keep Reading »

Music Factory At Las Colinas Set To Open By Labor Day

It is a multi-million dollar promise now rising from the North Texas prairie. In Irving, a 17-acre entertainment, retail and office complex dubbed, The Music Factory at Las Colinas is set to open by Labor Day. “There was a lot of skepticism about this project dating back six to eight years,” said Eric Bunner with Skanska Construction. “Now it’s… Keep Reading »

Space Race: DFW Leads Nation in Warehouse Demand

The Dallas-Fort Worth area led the country in demand for warehouse space in the fourth quarter of 2016, with 5.3 million square feet of net leasing. Nationwide, companies rented a record volume of warehouse, distribution and manufacturing space last year, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. Industrial building demand around the country… Keep Reading »

Irving hits 30-year construction high, mayor touts in ‘State of City’

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and other city leaders had a vision six years ago when she won the top municipal job. It called for improving schools, working with Planning & Zoning to add more single-family homes, and bringing more economic development and jobs to the community. Now it’s all coming to fruition, Van Duyne… Keep Reading »

DFW Airport shows off the first phase of its $2.7 billion upgrade

Executives with DFW International Airport Thursday hosted the official unveiling of a brighter, more techno-friendly Terminal A, marking the first completed portion of a $2.7 billion airport upgrade. The effort is designed to make the airport more appealing not only to North Texas residents but also to Asian and European travelers who can choose among… Keep Reading »

Irving business owners invited to Midtown Express Task Force Meeting, Jan. 25

SouthGate Constructors, the lead contractor for the Midtown Express project, will host its next Business Owner Task Force 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25 at its Field Office, 2220 Chemsearch Blvd., Suite 100. Any businesses or business representatives along or near the Midtown Express Corridor are invited. The meeting is intended for business owners along… Keep Reading »

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

  While most people see them as concrete strips, highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers. The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a massive increase in national and international corporate, commercial and retail development. The numbers are illuminating. During the past fiscal year, Irving’s construction valuation… Keep Reading »