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FORNEY, Texas — A portion of Reeder Road will be closed for several months while crews reconstruct and realign the roadway.

Reeder Road will be closed from the round-a-bout at Reeder Lane to County Road (CR) 217, just north of U.S. Highway 80.

Crews were expected to begin construction work this morning and the project is expected to be complete by Spring of 2020, weather dependent.

In its realignment, Reeder Road will be reconstructed in a portion of its current path, in a south-southwest direction, until it aligns with the CR 217 overpass at U.S. Highway 80, at which point, a new roadway will be constructed directly south.

A future sports facility, commercial tract, and access road to the new north-side park are proposed along the roadway, as of its realignment approval in August 2018.

Mathew Richards has been covering local and breaking news in Forney since 2012, later expanding that coverage throughout Kaufman County. Send tips directly to the attached email or our news desk at News@inForney.com.