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The FM 740/Pinson Road construction project in Forney was officially kicked off on Tuesday, March 26, in a ceremonial “dirt turning” at Criswell Elementary School. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of the third and final road project which was paid for by a road improvement bond that Forney taxpayers passed back in 2006.
The Forney City Council has big plans for FM 740 and they voted to approve a bid from a construction company to make massive improvements to the road. They also voted to approve a speed reduction for a small part of FM 740 at their Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
The waiting continues for the trial between Pate Transportation Partners and Forney Roadbuilders (FRB) versus the City of Forney. The already rescheduled trial date of February 26th has once again been rescheduled for trial on April 30 through May 3, allowing for three and a half trial days.
Eastbound US Highway 80 travelers should expect delays this week as TxDOT crews work on repairs near the newly constructed HWY 80/FM 548 overpass bridge. According to TxDOT, they will be repairing the “bridge approach.”
As promised, all four lanes of FM 741, also known as College Ave, were open for the first day of school in Forney, TX. There are still a couple of months of road work to be completed. Drivers should expect lane closures during the day and possibly on the weekends while crews continue to finish work on the medians, driveways, approaches, and sidewalks.
It finally happened. The entire intersection at FM 548 and FM 741 in Forney was closed down as of 5:10 p.m. on Friday March 9, 2012. The closure is expected to last until March 19 when FISD schools reopen after spring break.
Four Forney police officers assisted in detouring traffic as the road construction crew quickly set up barricades. It was fortunate that the FPD officers were on scene because the construction crew was attempting to set up the barricades in such a manner that they would have completely blocked off access to the Kickapoo Trace Center. The crew insisted that they needed more room to work, but police quickly explained that blocking the entrance to the businesses was not an option.
The Forney City Council meeting held on February 21, 2012, brought news that will make some local residents and businesses very unhappy. A major intersection will be completely closed down over the FISD Spring Break.
Beginning on the evening of March 9 and reopening by March 19, the entire FM 741 and FM 548 intersection will be closed to all traffic.