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Friday, December 30

FM 1101 project set to start

Hunter Industries and the Texas Department of Transportation will begin a $6.2 million project to widen FM 1101 between state Hwy 46 and Creekside Crossing.
The project adds a center left-turn lane, sidewalks and widened shoulders. The goal is to improve safety and traffic flow for those headed to the schools along the route. Overall project completion is scheduled for the end of the 2017-2018 school year
Crews will schedule work to avoid significant conflicts with school traffic, particularly during the morning rush. Four schools are located along this project: Freiheit Elementary, Canyon Middle, Canyon High and Brilliant Starts Learning Academy. The corridor also has a growing industrial footprint.
For the first few months Hunter Industries will work to widen the road to the north side of the roadway. This will allow traffic to shift over and create more work space when crews shift to working on drain structures to the south side of the road. That shift should occur by March, weather permitting, but should not mean a major change for daily traffic.
Project personnel are making every effort to conduct the heaviest work during the summer months when school is out.
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