How is the District working to address the roadway and traffic impacts of the bond projects?
The 2019 Bond proposal includes funds for improvements to two roadways in association with the construction of Middle School No. 2 and Elementary School No. 6. Middle School No. 2 will be located on Old Weatherford Road. This road is under the jurisdiction of the City of Fort Worth which requires that the district improve this road along the property frontage. In addition, Old Weatherford Road is in need of improvements for safe and reliable passage. Elementary School No. 6 will be located on FM 5 in Annetta. FM 5 is a roadway on the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) system, and under TxDOT jurisdiction. Given that the school will create additional traffic flow to and from the school, TxDOT and the district are working together to plan for FM 5 improvements, to include deceleration and turn lanes. The bond includes funds for roadway improvements. The district is actively working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and TxDOT on securing other funding and coordinating efforts with other landowners and developers on both of these roadway projects.