New TxDOT Project Would Widen, Improve Airport Drive
More TxDOT road construction could be in the future for the north side of Wichita Falls. TxDOT public information officer Adele Lewis says plans are ready to improve and upgrade a portion of FM 890 (Airport Road). On Tuesday, December 15th, TxDOT is inviting the public to an open house to unveil the project.
The total project would extend from I-44 to State Hwy 240 (Burkburnett Rd.). The design will turn the road would be expanded to five lanes with sidewalks, curb and gutter and a new bridge over Spur 325. Engineers are dividing the job into four phases. The first phase could be ready for building in three to four years if funding is secured. The rest of the phases will be built as traffic needs increase.
The public will get a chance to look at each phase and provide input at the meeting.