The Conflans Road Extension project is underway in Irving, Texas. When completed, it will extend Conflans Road from State Highway (SH) 161 to Valley View Lane at its intersection with F.A.A. Boulevard. The aim is to improve connectivity, drainage, and transportation. The project involves multiple stakeholders, including the City of Irving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and Zachry Construction Corporation.

Conflans Road is being extended from the President George Bush Turnpike to Valley View Lane.

It is estimated that the 0.8-mile extension will cost almost $24 million. The money will be used to build a new 4-lane, divided and undivided roadway and bridge. It includes 3043 LF of roadway, 1,607 LF of bridge, and a total length of 4,650 LF. It also includes water and wastewater utilities, drainage, roadway illumination plus pavement, and bridge construction.

This 1976 news footage about Conflans Road from the SMU’s G. William Jones Film & Video Collection. It was shot further down Conflans, towards Belt Line Road.
The Street View capture shows what the location in the footage looks like today. Conflans cuts through the community of Bear Creek, one of the oldest African-American communities in Dallas County.

Construction was awarded to Zachry Construction Corporation and is being managed by the City of Irving’s Traffic and Transportation Department. The project involves public funds, and public land, and is even part of a Federally funded roadway initiative. The extension is expected to be complete in 2025.

Street View from the FAA Blvd and Valley View intersection dated February 2023.
Aerial View in 2001 before the turnpike was extended south from Airport Freeway (183).

More updates coming soon…