The City of Mansfield is fully aware of the traffic challenges on Lone Star Road at US Highway 287, as well as South Main Street near Heritage Parkway. Fortunately, the Texas Department of Transportation is also aware of these issues.
After three years of determining and developing the best solutions to these challenges, construction projects to alleviate these traffic issues will begin soon. The full scope of the highway project is to add frontage roads to US 287 between Lone Star Road and the Union Pacific Railroad north of Heritage Parkway. Improvements at Lone Star Road are extensive and will be extremely beneficial to traffic flow. The Lone Star Road bridge over US 287 will be expanded to three lanes in each direction, with a U-turn bridge on the north side of Lone Star Road for direct southbound to northbound movement. Furthermore, there will be traffic signals on Lone Star Road at the intersections of South Main Street and both frontage roads.
Construction of this project will begin in early 2022 and will take approximately two years to complete. More information can be found on the Texas Department of Transportation's website: https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings/fort-worth/031621.html
Additional relief is planned for South Main Street at Heritage Parkway. The City of Mansfield's roadway capital plan includes reconstruction of the eastbound lanes in 2023. The preparation of plans and permitting through the Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled for 2022. The scope of this project includes adding a dedicated right-turn lane from northbound and southbound Main Street onto Heritage Parkway, pedestrian improvements at the intersection and an added third lane in the eastbound direction. Funding assistance is proposed by Tarrant County through a transportation bond program that goes to Tarrant County voters on Nov. 2.
The westbound lanes of Heritage Parkway are currently under construction. That project should be completed by the end of 2021.