Dallas Road Corridor & Cotton Belt Trail Extension
The project will incorporate alterations and enhancements to the Dallas Road corridor to facilitate pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access to the new Grapevine Main Street TEXRail station.
We will be incorporating alterations and enhancements to the Dallas Road corridor to facilitate pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access to the new Grapevine Main Street TEXRail station, Grapevine’s historic downtown, new mixed-use transit-oriented developments, civic services including The REC of Grapevine, and many area employers.
The project will reduce the existing 5-lane to a 4-lane divided roadway to accommodate the extension of the 10-foot wide Cotton Belt Trail along the expanded north side of Dallas Road, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the south side between William D. Tate (Ball Street) and Dooley Street. The Cotton Belt Trail will continue north along the east side of Dooley Street to the DART ROW then head eastward along the north side of the rail corridor as a 12-foot wide trail. The trail provides important connections with Faith Christian School campus (which has 747 students) and adjacent neighborhoods and businesses until reaching Texan Trail where it will connect with the Links Trail, a TxDOT on-system trail. The connection of the Cotton Belt Trail with the Links Trail in Grapevine fills a gap in both the local system and the regional trail plan, the Veloweb.
Landscape medians with five mid-block pedestrian crossing with signaling will replace the current ‘scramble’ lane and provide a place of refuge for pedestrians as they traverse Dallas Road. To further increase comfortability, landscaped buffers with street trees will be installed between the sidewalk and travel lanes along with purposefully placed street furnishings, pedestrian lighting and wayfinding to increase the level of comfortability.
Project design is currently underway with construction scheduled for Spring 2019.