Public Works

Collins Road Improvements

Collins Road carries 25,000 – 30,000 vehicles a day and is the city’s busiest corridor.

A 2018 project supports the goal of adding significant capacity improvements to relieve congestion and make it easier for people to get in and out of both the Lindale Mall and Collins Crossing shopping centers. The addition of sidewalks will also provide much-needed safety improvements for pedestrians.


Area: Collins Road NE, from just east of Northland Avenue to Twixt Town Road

Years of Construction: Spring 2018 – 2019
Construction cost: $7.4 million, City-funded portion of the project is 24%

  • Additional travel lanes on Collins Road (three in each direction)
  • Additional turn lanes at the Lindale Mall / Collins Crossing intersections
  • New sidewalk on both sides of Collins Road
  • New traffic signals with pedestrian indications/push buttons
  • Stormwater management treatment
  • Frontage road north of Collins Road will be removed to accommodate the additional travel lanes on Collins Road

Future Initiative
Planning is still underway to add capacity improvements on Collins Road, from Northland Avenue to Center Point Road. 

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Project Updates

September 25, 2018 
Travel lanes on Collins Road will remain open for the remainder of the year. Moving forward, work will concentrate on Twixt Town Road and Collins Crossing. Weather pending, look for additional pavement to be placed at Twixt Town Rd over the next two weeks and some additional pavement may be placed at the Collins Crossing entrance as well.  
Temporary lane closures may be required as crews pour the new pavement surface. Crews anticipate having additional lane capacity available at both the Lindale Mall and Collins Crossing entrance in time for the holiday shopping season. 

July 18, 2018
Improvements continue to move forward on Collins Road NE. Travel lanes in both directions have recently been re-opened. Future closures/lane reductions include:
  • Full closure starting Wednesday, July 25 at 9 PM and lasting until Thursday, July 26 at 6 AM
  • Full closure starting Thursday, July 26 at 9 PM and lasting until Friday, July 27 at 6 AM
  • Westbound traffic lane reduction on Thursday, July 26

These impacts will occur between Northland Drive and Twixt Town Road.

Following these closures/reductions, travel lanes will be fully open the remainder of the construction season. Crews continue to work on utilities in the public right of way. Work this construction season will continue until this fall.

May 29, 2018
Collins Road will be fully closed during overnight hours on Wednesday and Thursday (May 30 and May 31) to allow for the installation of new storm sewer. 

Closure Times:

  • Wednesday, May 30 at 9 PM to Thursday, May 31 at 6 AM
  • Thursday, May 31 at 9 PM to Friday, June 1 at 6 AM
The closure area is between Northland Avenue and Lindale Drive NE. 

April 23, 2018
Collins Road will be fully closed during overnight hours on Wednesday and Thursday (April 25 and April 26) to allow for the installation of new sanitary sewer and water main across the road. The closure area is between Twixt Town Road and Lindale Drive (Collins Crossing). Twixt Town Road will remain open during the closures. 

Closure Times: 

  • Wednesday, April 25 at 9 PM to Thursday, April 26 at 6 AM
  • Thursday, April 26 at 9 PM to Friday, April 27 at 6 AM

April 3, 2018
Work is currently underway on the Collins Road project. Later this week, weather permitting, the contractor will begin median work between Twixt Town Road and just east of Northland Avenue. Travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction during this phase, which will last approximately three weeks.

The project started early March with utility work and removal of the frontage road north of Collins Road. Work the next few weeks will include temporarily removing the medians to allow traffic to shift during construction. Medians will be re-installed before the project is completed.


Collins Road Strip Map


Map of existing conditions on Collins Rd

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