TxDOT's Oak Hill Parkway Project 2020
The Oak Hill Parkway Project will be starting soon and will dramatically change and affect our current front entrance at El Rey Blvd and 290W. Besides the multi-year construction effort and its associated nusance and noise, what we now take for granted and are accustomed to when we are leaving or entering Granada Hills will disappear. The current stone entrance sign, walls, large Oak trees, and landscaping that after 40+ years many of us no longer pay attention to, will all be demolished and torn up. A multilane frontage road will replace Candelaria Drive and there will be a new Candelaria Dr in the middle of the current empty lot. For several homeowners, the frontage road will be at their back fence.
It is because of these looming changes and an interest in preserving what we can, the HOA has been working with TxDOT for a year now discussing ways and options for what the "New Front Entrance" will look like. The HOA has conducted a tree study, created a good relationship with our District Engineer, and has developed a map of what we hope the front entrance can look like within the finalized TxDOT design. Below is a draft example of how the front entrance will change using TXDOT maps and a satellite view. It shows the new lanes superimposed onto the existing intersection as we know it. The middle two lanes (main highway) will be below grade and we will only have access to the frontage road---Right Turns only. In order to head westbound, you will have to take a right then take the free loop turnaround before FM 1826. The HOA has requested, and is waiting for, a more professional drawing of what our new entrance will look like, but until then, this is the best we have. You can also visit the website dedicated to the project by clicking HERE. Please contact the board if you have detailed questions.