City Council continues to move forward on the future design of Glade Road.
The Council examined seven possible designs for the project’s Phase 2, which runs from Manning Drive to Pool Road, at an April 17 worksession.
Glade Road is a major east-west corridor in Colleyville. City Council has paid extra attention to this project to improve the roadway, while preserving the character of the road. In a previous meeting with the design consultant, TranSystem, the City Council asked to see several more design options for Phase 2.
During the latest worksession, the Mayor and Council showed interests in a design that includes concrete curb and gutters, an underground storm drainage system, left-turn lanes, a trail on the north side of the roadway and a sidewalk on the south, from Rose Street to Montclair Drive.
The roadway from Montclair Drive to Pool Road could feature a ribbon curb, drainage swales with grate inlets and underground storm drains, turn lanes, a sidewalk on the north side of the roadway from Montclair to Pool Road, and a trail on the south.
The next step for Phase 2 will be for the City Council to vote to amend the scope of the design contract with TranSystems, which may occur in May. Phase 2 construction is scheduled in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2018.
City Council members also expressed their eagerness to ensure that Phase 1 construction from Bransford Road to Colleyville Boulevard begins this summer and that a significant amount of work is complete before school returns in the fall.
The City of Colleyville is in the final stages of acquiring the right-of-way (ROW) necessary to reconstruct a portion of Glade Road Phase 1. Work from Bransford Road to Colleyville Boulevard scheduled to begin summer 2017. Get the details
Crews to apply temporary asphalt maintenance throughout the roadway. Get the details
City Council continues reviewing designs for Manning Drive to Pool Road. Get the details
City Council plans to move forward with Glade Road improvements from Bransford Road to Manning Drive and to pursue additional design options from Manning Drive to Pool Road. Get the details
On May 3, 2016, the City Council voted to approve a professional services agreement with Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc., (TNP) for the negotiation and closing services for the property acquisition associated with the Glade Road Phase 1 Project, in an amount not to exceed $253,055. Get the details.
City staff presented City Council with an update on Phase I of the Glade Road Project. The presentation provided an overview of the on-going design phase, which is 90% complete. Get the details
City Council approved an engineering services agreement for the design of alterations to Glade Road. Council members agreed to have the design consultant begin a final design for phases 2, 3, and 4 at the Dec. 15 meeting. The council also reviewed the intersection at Bransford Road, which was conceptually planned as a roundabout. Get the details.
At the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, city staff presented an update on Phase I of the Glade Road Project. This is the first phase of the project, encompassing Glade Road from just west of Bransford Road to Manning Drive. At this stage, the Phase I design is about 30% complete--but provides enough specifics to allow the City Council an opportunity to direct staff in more detail than was afforded in the previous conceptual design. Get the details.
July 30, 2015...The Colleyville City Council resumed discussions about the Glade Road Project at a special worksession held Tuesday, July 28. In providing direction to city staff on the project’s design, the City Council stressed a set of global design parameters. Those guidelines included:
• Leave as small a footprint as possible, while still addressing mobility and safety issues
• Minimize right-of-way impacts
• Minimize the impact to trees and use the existing arborist report to quantify the quality of any tree that may be impacted
• Where feasible, preserve the existing infrastructure, including curbs, storm drains, trails, and sidewalks
• Having pedestrian access (sidewalks and trails) on both sides of Glade Road is important but, when necessary, reduce the size. For example, having a 5’ sidewalk on both sides of Glade Road in the Chelsea Park area-—one of the narrowest sections of the corridor—is preferable to abiding by an engineering standard that might dictate an 8’ or 10’ sidewalk. (A 5’ side-walk is the minimum set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. In areas where a 4’ sidewalk is now in place, it must be upgraded to 5’.)
In June, the Colleyville City Council approved moving forward with the design of the first phase of the project, from Bransford Road to Manning Drive. This phase had been agreed upon last fall and encompasses about one-fourth of the corridor, which stretches from the western city limit with Hurst to Heritage Avenue. Phase 1 includes construction of roundabouts at both Bransford Road and Riverwalk Drive, realignment of the Bedford Road intersection, lowering the road at Bluebonnet Drive to improve the sight distance and removing the stops signs at that intersection; left-turn lanes where warranted; and addressing undersized box culverts under Glade Road at Riverwalk Drive. It also includes pedestrian access on both sides of Glade Road, additional street lighting at intersections, and trail lighting.
Construction on Phase 1 is expected to begin after school lets out next summer. A public meeting is planned prior to the start of Phase 1 construction. That should happen next spring.
Glade Road, from Manning Drive to Pool Road, constitutes Phase 2. This section includes engineered drainage, new pavement with left-turn lanes where warranted, and standard curb and gutters. (The City Council had already chosen this type of curb—a barrier curb—because it uses the least amount of right-of-way.)
The City Council previously discussed reducing the width of a planned trail on the north side of Glade Road from 10’ to 8’ and constructing it adjacent to the back of the curb to limit the potential impact to trees and right-of-way. At the July 28 worksession, staff was given the flexibility to further reduce the size of the trail, if necessary. Construction of a 5’ sidewalk on the south side of Glade Road is also included in this section.
In Phase 3, from Pool Road to Heritage Avenue, key components are new pavement, turn lanes where warranted, and the addition of a westbound lane from Heritage Avenue to Roberts Road, plus a southbound right-turn lane on Roberts Road to alleviate backups there.
In addition, the City Council requested options be evaluated to address visibility concerns for left-turn movements from Glade Road onto Prestwick Drive/Roberts Road. Phase 3 will also feature standard curb and gutters, continuation of the 10’ trail on the north (with flexibility to reduce the size), and a 5’ sidewalk on the south, along with additional street lighting at intersections and pedestrian lighting on the trail.
Key components of Phase 4, from Bransford Road to the western city limit with Hurst, include engineered drainage, a center turn lane between River Bend Drive and Bear Creek Drive, a 5’ sidewalk on the south and a 10’ trail on the north, along with dedicated turn lanes at Clear Fork Drive, Rockrimmon Court, Mill View Drive, and Mill Creek Drive.
Funding sources for the project are revenue from the tax increment financing district (TIF), perimeter street fees, roadway impact fees, and water and wastewater impact fees (in phases 2 and 3, respectively). The city has no plans to issue additional debt for this project. According to the current phasing plan, Phase 1 construction would start in mid-2016 and end in late 2017; Phase 2 construction is scheduled from mid-2017 through early 2019; and Phase 3 construction would start in mid-2018 and be completed in late 2019. Phase 4 construction is scheduled from mid-2022, with completion in late 2023.
City Council Agenda Packet from the July 28 Worksession:
General Comparison Reconstruction & Maintenance
Glade Road Comparison Chart
June 2, 2015 Glade Road Presentation
October 21, 2014 Glade Road Project Update Presentation
June 17, 2014 Glade Road Presentation
April 16, 2014 Glade Road Presentation
March 3, 2014 Glade Road Presentation
November 5, 2013 Glade Road Presentation
May 7, 2013 Glade Road Presentation
November 12, 2012 Glade Road Corridor Study Presentation
June 16, 2015...The Colleyville City Council will hold a worksession on the Glade Road Project on Tuesday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m., in the Executive Conference Room on the third floor of Colleyville City Hall. The agenda and any related briefings will be posted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, in the PUBLIC MEETINGS section at Colleyville.com.
June 2, 2015...At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 2, council members gave staff approval to move forward with the design of the first phase of the Glade Road Project. This phase was agreed upon last fall and encompasses the roadway between Bransford Road and Manning Drive, about one-fourth of the corridor. It includes construction of roundabouts at both Bransford Road and Riverwalk Drive, realignment of Bedford Road, addressing the sight distance issues at Bluebonnet Drive, and drainage improvements in that section.
Additional information on this initial phase will be available as the design process progresses. Construction of the first phase should begin next summer, after the end of the school year to lessen the impact to school traffic.
The City Council will discuss work on future phases of the project at worksession later this summer. A date for that worksession has not been set.
The City Council Agenda Packet from the June 2 Pre-Council Meeting:
May 9, 2015...On Saturday, May 9, Colleyville voters went to the polls to vote on the Glade Road proposition. 2,320 (44.38%) people voted for the proposition; 2,908 people (55.62%) voted against the proposition.
Now a busy east-west corridor in Colleyville, Glade Road has been around since the early 1900s, when its traffic consisted of horses and buggies, and farm wagons. Today, it carries traffic volumes that could not have been foreseen even 20 years ago. With a daily average traffic count of up to 17,000 vehicles, traffic on Glade Road has been fundamentally changed by the growth of Colleyville and the surrounding area.
In 2012, the Colleyville City Council began exploring options to address Glade Road’s intersections and its condition, as well as safety and capacity. After multiple public forums, and meetings and discussions on the project, the next decision about Glade Road will be made by the voters.
The preliminary design phase called for a two-lane road with different turning options, including a continuous turn lane in commercial areas and dedicated left-turn lanes in residential sections. Conceptual plans also called for completing connections to the existing 5’ sidewalk on the south side of the street, constructing a 10’ trail on the north side, and adding engineered drainage to eliminate bar ditches. Also included in the preliminary plans were two roundabouts—one at the intersection with Bransford Road and the other at Riverwalk Drive. In addition, discussions included lowering the intersection at Bluebonnet Drive to improve the sight line at that street and eliminate the need for a stop sign at that location, and realigning Bedford Road to improve the line of sight at that intersection.
On Oct. 6, a group of citizens submitted a petition containing a resolution that would affect work on the project. On Oct. 21, the City Council voted unanimously to send the petition’s resolution and the future of the Glade Road Project to the voters for a decision. The citizens’ resolution, as stated in the petition, will be on the May ballot. At that time, Colleyville voters will have the opportunity to vote for the resolution or against it.
This is the resolution that will be on the May ballot:
WHEREAS it is necessary to protect the rural feel of the City of Colleyville and the community quality of life and in order to protect mature trees along Glade Road and the property rights of Colleyville Citizens living along Glade Road which was designed to be a residential street
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Colleyville may complete the 5 foot sidewalk on the south side of Glade Road but will not add a 10 foot sidewalk or any sidewalk or trail along the north side of Glade Road.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The City of Colleyville may add left turn lanes and round-abouts deemed necessary by polling of area residents but will not add medians to Glade Road nor widen Glade Road in any other way or fill in bar ditches along the sections of Glade Road that will result in the potential loss of mature trees and/or potential flooding of homes.
For some, Glade Road is a major thoroughfare. For others, it is foremost a neighborhood street. How the condition of Glade Road can be addressed will depend on Colleyville voters.
Early voting runs April 27-May 5. Colleyville City Hall is an early voting location. Election Day is Saturday, May 9. Colleyville’s Election Day voting location is Bransford Elementary, located at 601 Glade Road.
Meetings & Updates
The city of Colleyville strives to provide informationabout the Glade Road Project without advocating a position. This link to Meetings & Updates is intended to provide quick access for citizens to the discussions and updates related to this project. Any updates provided to the public previously on this site or on the city website, Colleyville.com, are provided here.
The map above shows the portion of Glade Road that is being considered for improvements. Clicking on the aerial map above will take you to Google’s street view application, so that you can view the road as it looks today.