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Project Status

Crews are currently completing drainage improvements for the project. Road construction will soon follow.

Project Background 

Residents and travelers along Teasley Lane/FM 2181 in south Denton know this area can get very busy. To relieve congestion and better accommodate growth, the existing two-lane road is being widened to a six-lane divided urban roadway from Lillian Miller Parkway to the Corinth city limit.

Project Updates

October 28: TxDOT crews are completing concrete removal, general clean-up activities, and concrete paving along the project route. Crews will be completing the installation of the center median in the upcoming phase of construction.

August 24: The relocation of City utilities along FM 2181 has been completed. TxDOT’s crews are currently completing the drainage improvements and constructing the new
lanes of the roadway. Multiple traffic shifts are to be expected from now until the completion of the project in November 2021. Visit www.drivetexas.org, for the
latest traffic and detour information.
January 31: Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3., Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will temporarily close Ranchman Boulevard at Farm-to-Market 2181 (FM 2181). The temporary closure is expected to last three weeks to allow TxDOT crews to safely install a waterline in the area. During this time, FM 2181 will remain open to traffic. Message boards are in place to alert drivers of the temporary closure and detour routes in place. 

January 21: Crews are actively completing utility relcations in the area. Road construction and draninage improvements will soon follow. 

October 31: TxDOT has selected a new contractor to complete work on FM 2181. The contractor is expected to mobilize and begin construction in the area in November. Updates will be provided as they are shared and progress continues on this active project.

July 17: TxDOT continues in the bidding process to approve a new contractor to complete the project. To ensure safety in the area for pedestrians and bicyclists, the pedestrian pathway and all vegetation will be cleared. 
June 7: Excavation areas have been filled and barricades blocking Ranchman to Teasley have been removed. Environmental protection controls and barricades will be maintained to ensure safety. TxDOT is continuing the bidding process to approve a new contractor to complete the project. 
March 24: Work has been suspended on the construction at Ranchman Boulevard as TxDOT is working to reopen the bidding process and approve a new contractor to complete the project.
At this time, the closure for the east side of FM 2181 has been extended to May 31 as a safety precaution due to the area not properly being grated to support traffic. FM 2181 traffic will not be affected, and the detour route is still in place. Motorists are encouraged to continue using caution when traveling in the area.