GRAPEVINE COLLEYVILLE SOUTHLAKE EDITION
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 1 MARCH 12APRIL 16, 2020
Work is underway to ensure Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake populations are accurately docu- mented in the 2020 census. The census takes place every 10 years and aims to count each person living in the United States, accord- ing to the U.S. Census Bureau. At the municipal level, the data determines legislative districts and the dis- tribution of federal funds, among other items. Historically, Southlake and Colleyville have had higher participation rates on the census as compared with neighboring Grapevine. The rate measures the percentage of households that lled out a census form without followup from a census worker. Leaders from all three cities have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to increase awareness and participation on the census. “With nearly $700 billion available in fed- eral funding for schools, roadways, planning and CONTINUED ON 24 Cities aiming for high census participation BY MIRANDA JAIMES AND OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER
Sustain trac growth
Increase eciency Increase safety
Glade Road currently has an average trac count of
10,600 vehicles per day.
SOURCE: CITY OF COLLEYVILLE COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
MIRANDA JAIMESCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake’s populations have increased since the last decennial census in 2010.
Glade Road reconstruction project to begin this summer
With Newton at the helm, the plan for Glade changed signicantly. The four-phase plan pre- sented in 2014 has been revised to two phases. The then-rst phase, which reconstructed Glade from Bransford Road to SH 26 and added a side- walk and trail, was nished in August 2018 and cost $1.7 million. The remaining project will now reconstruct Glade from SH 26 to Pool Road and will be dealt with in one continuous phase costing about $15 million, ocials said. The goal is to make trac ow more e- ciently while keeping Glade at two lanes, New- ton said. When the project is complete, Glade will also have enhanced drainage and safety. CONTINUED ON 22
BY MIRANDA JAIMES
Construction is expected to begin this sum- mer on Glade Road, a busy east-west corridor in Colleyville. Determining which improvements to pursue for Glade spurred ve years of discussion, several City Council workshops and an election. The upgrades are also what caused Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton to run for and return to oce in 2016 after a 10-year absence. “The overall four-phase plan is too expensive,” Newton said he thought at the time.
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SOURCES: 2018 U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY 5YEAR ESTIMATES, AMERICAN FACTFINDERCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPERcommunityimpact.com
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