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.
The Facebook page will serve as the main communication hub/ Follow us on facebook.com/156Update, or search for 156 Update on Facebook, for the most up-to-date construction announcements.
Estimated timelines from TxDOT
Traffic switch to the new northbound lanes and start construction on southbound lanes on November 2018.
Entire project has an estimated completion for November 2019.