Alsbury contruction nearly complete
Burleson traffic woes on Alsbury Boulevard are almost a thing of the past. The project to extend Alsbury from it’s current terminus southwest of Cathy Drive to Hulen Street will be complete Dec. 11, according to Deanna Phillips, marketing and ommunications director for the city of Burleson.
On Dec. 4, BNSF performed work at the new crossing at Alsbury and permanently closed the railroad crossing at CR 921. The road will open again Dec. 8.
“The extension of Alsbury Boulevard to Hulen Street provides not only a direct route to a major arterial for our residents in the western portion of the city but also a safer route with the addition of street lights and an improved railroad crossing,” Laura Melton, city of Burleson director of engineering services, said.
According to the city of Burleson website, the project includes two new travel lanes divided by a landscaped median, two roundabouts, a ten-foot trail on the south side of the roadway, new landscaping and lighting consistent with the vision detailed in the Transit and Oriented Development District as outlined in the comprehensive plan, an “at-grade” crossing of the BNSF rail line and closure of the rail crossing on CR 921 immediately following the opening of Alsbury. The railroad crossing will become a quiet zone within 60 days of opening.
The construction cost for this project was $3.7 million dollars, with a total project approximation at $7 million dollars.