The project covers 4.2 miles from North of the SH 114/ FM 156 interchange to 12th street in Justin. The project will widen FM 156 from a 2-lane rural road to 4 lane divided urban cross section highway with additional parking for the downtown area. Construction started in early 2017 with an expected completion within 30 months. FM 156 is a very busy highway with an average daily traffic count of 10,000 vehicles, and incoming development is only expected to increase the traffic count more. In order to keep traffic moving, the city is working closely with TxDOT and other entities to ensure that traffic flow remains steady, access is maintained to restaurants and businesses at all times, and communication on any detours is timely.
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4/23/18 East 1st Street access to and from 156 will be closing Wednesday, April 25th until further notice. See below for detour information.
4/19/18 West 7th Street access to and from FM 156 will be closing temporarily for drainage installation. The closing will take 1-2 days.
4/9/18 East 4th Street access to and from FM 156 will be closed beginning Wednesday, April 11th due to the ongoing FM 156 construction. This closure is expected to remain in place until June.