City officials said an additional turn lane will be added to Gunbarrel Road headed to Hamilton Place Mall on one side and to the Walmart shopping center on the other. When the work is complete there will be two turn lanes instead of one for each side.
An additional lane is to be created on the east side of a section between Goodwin Road and the Dairy Queen. A current through lane will become a turn lane.
The mall is also getting a new roundabout at its Ring Road near Gunbarrel.
Work is set to start next week on the roundabout (traffic circle).
The work on the new Gunbarrel Road turn lanes is to start Sept. 17. The project is slated to be complete by Nov. 10.
The mall is paying to construct the roundabout.
Talley Construction Company had the low bid for the turn lanes. Officials said the bid was higher than budgeted so negotiations and "value engineering" is underway to determine the final amount.