Road Construction planned for Loop 121 on Monday may be delayed by inclement weather.
On Tuesday, it was announced that beginning on Monday, April 18, daytime traffic on Loop 121 in Belton would be impacted by a construction project that would reduce traffic flow to a single lane and require guidance from a pilot car. When the project gets under way, daytime delays are anticipated throughout the entire construction period, expected to be about five days.
The construction is to take place at the intersection of Loop 121 and W. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. (formerly 9th Ave.) where crews will perform roadwork on 1,200 feet to the south and 1,000 feet to the north of the intersection. The asphalt pavement will be milled, chip sealed, and overlaid with another layer of asphalt to facilitate the widening and reconditioning of the intersection.
The pavement work is being completed in advance of activating signal lights at the intersection. It is anticipated the lights will be activated in May. Prior to the activation of the lights message boards on Loop 121 will notify motorists of the change. In addition, the signal lights will flash yellow for at least 48 hours before becoming fully operational.