TxDOT's Oak Hill Parkway Project 2020
Construction on The Oak Hill Parkway Project will begin later this year and will dramatically change and affect our current front entrance at El Rey Blvd and 290 West. Besides the multi-year construction effort and its associated activity and detours, 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 Live Oak trees, and landscaping that after 40+ years many of us no longer pay attention to, will all be demolished and removed. A multilane frontage road will replace a section of Candelaria Drive and 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 over 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 plan of what we hope the front entrance can look like within the finalized TxDOT design. Below are draft examples of how the front entrance will change using TXDOT maps and a satellite view. It shows the new lanes superimposed onto the present-day intersection. The middle two lanes (main highway) will be below grade but the frontage roads will be at today's gradient. You can also visit the website dedicated to the project by clicking HERE. Please contact the board if you have detailed questions.