Green Ribbon Project
Improving the visual character of our highway corridors.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The purpose of the TXDOT Green Ribbon Program is to improve the visual character of highway corridors and minimize the negative impacts of air pollution through planting of trees and shrubs.
The City of Grapevine is constructing the third Green Ribbon project scheduled for completion in the summer 2018 and currently designing the fourth phase scheduled to begin construction fall of 2018.
Upon completion of the fourth project, over 350 trees will have been planted and approximately 3 miles of highway corridors leading into Grapevine will greatly enhance the appearance, specifically at Stone E. Meyer to the merging of State Highway 121 and State Highway 360. Landscape enhancements include adaptive and native trees, shrubs and grasses in addition to drip irrigation and pavers within the medians. The landscape enhancements have been funded through the TXDOT Green Ribbon Program. The City was awarded $500,000 by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT Green Ribbon program. This is a non-matching, reimbursable-grant program with varying fixed dollar amounts awarded to chosen projects. Construction is scheduled to begin early February 2020 and finish late summer.
Check out the six phases of the project.