Section of Highland Street and N. White Chapel Boulevard intersection to be closed temporarily

As crews continue to make progress on the N. White Chapel widening project, they will temporarily close the east leg of the Highland St. and N. White Chapel intersection.

Weather permitting, the closure will start after the morning traffic peak on Monday, February 11 and is expected to last until Friday, February 15.

The City’s contractor will be lowering the existing 20-inch water main currently located under N. White Chapel. As illustrated in the map, vehicles will not be able to turn east onto Highland from N. White Chapel or cross the intersection as they drive west. Vehicles can still turn west onto Highland or continue on N. White Chapel.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes and try to avoid the intersection while work is being completed.

This work will continue to move the project along to a completed roundabout in the spring.

City staff is also working with contractors to monitor and adjust signal timing at the SH 114 and N. White Chapel intersection so that traffic is allowed more time to get through the Highland and N. White Chapel intersection.

“As we continue to make progress on this project it puts us one step closer to overall improved mobility along this corridor,” notes Deputy Director of Public Works and City Engineer Kyle Hogue. “Even though construction projects can be frustrating for drivers, we really appreciate the feedback we’ve received along the way. Letting us know when situations get better or worse helps us address concerns as they arise and do what we can to make improvements. Please keep talking to us. Reaching out through our Mobility Facebook page or the website is a great way to get in touch with us.”

For more information about the project, visit the project page on the City website.  Stay in the loop on project updates by following Southlake Mobility on Facebook.

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Expanding Mobility: More Improvements to come on Continental Boulevard

The drive on Continental Boulevard will continue to make progress thanks to two new engineering agreements approved at the December 4 City Council meeting. Improvements are coming to the Continental intersections at FM 1938 and Peytonville Avenue.

As a major Southlake thoroughfare, Continental Boulevard improvements were included in the Mobility Master Plan adopted in 2016. The mobility plan identifies the transportation needs of the City and provides solutions to help make improvements to roads, sidewalks and trails.

The new engineering agreements will allow for the design work on these projects to begin. Construction is not expected to begin before FY2020.

FM 1938 and Continental Boulevard

Improvements to this intersection include widening Union Church Road to add dedicated right and left turn lanes as well as a dedicated eastbound through lane onto FM 1938. Sidewalks will also be added to the existing sidewalks along the north side of Union Church Road.

On the other side of FM 1938, two dedicated left-turn lanes for westbound traffic will be added to Continental. FM 1938 will get a dedicated right turn lane onto Continental, an extension of existing sidewalks and improvements to pedestrian crossings.

Peytonville Avenue and Continental Boulevard

A single-lane roundabout will be built to help aid the traffic congestion at the intersection, especially during school traffic peaks and added traffic from Koalaty Park visitors.

“We know this roundabout project will cause some traffic concerns during construction. But we already have a plan in place to install temporary traffic signals to maintain mobility through the intersection during the construction phase,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen.

Both of these projects are part of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects program. Visit ConnectSouthlake.com to stay up-to-date on these projects and all other Southlake mobility news.

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New Four Lane Stretch of Kirkwood Boulevard Improves Mobility in Southlake

Mobility in the north end of Southlake just got a little better, thanks to the widening of Kirkwood Boulevard between Stockton Drive and Tyler Street. The new four-lane roadway also includes new sidewalks on the west side of the road from Dove Road to Tyler.

The final piece of the project to be completed will be the median landscape, which is expected to be completed after the summer heat dissipates.

“This is another great mobility project we’re glad to have completed,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “It was designed and constructed to help Southlake motorists get where they want to go as safely and quickly as possible. I’m glad it is moving along on time and the major work was completed before back to school rush traffic increases across the city.”

A part of a Capital Improvement Plan project designed to help improve current and future mobility in the area, work on Kirkwood started last year. This section of Kirkwood was always intended to be a four-lane, divided roadway, and the expansion of the last two-lane section has increased roadway capacity in the area. This is a welcomed improvement which has accommodated traffic generated by the opening of TD Ameritrade this past spring.

Other recent major projects in the area include the Kirkwood intersection improvements. As part of the City’s 2030 Mobility Master Plan the improvements included the addition of traffic signals at TW King and Kirkwood and Dove and Kirkwood, as well as new turn lanes at each intersection. The City also partnered with TxDOT and Westlake to improve the efficiency of the intersection of Kirkwood and State Highway 114 with the addition of turn lanes and traffic signals. These additions were completed in the spring.

For more information about Capital Improvement Plan projects, visit the City’s new mobility website at www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

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Road Construction Alert for E. Continental Boulevard

A road construction alert to tell you about for Monday, November 27, 2017.

Southlake Public Works Streets & Drainage will continue with road repairs along the 1600 and 2100 blocks of E. Continental Blvd.  The work will continue until 3:00 p.m. to avoid peak periods of traffic.

One lane of E. Continental Blvd. will remain open at all times with flaggers directing traffic. Motorists can anticipate slow moving traffic and are asked to plan accordingly for additional travel times.

Weather permitting, construction at these locations are expected to be completed on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Please contact Public Works Operations (817) 748-8082 with any questions.

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Orange Barrel Alert for East Continental Boulevard

A quick Orange Barrel Alert to tell residents about for the week of October 16.

Beginning Monday, October 16, Southlake Public Works Streets & Drainage will begin roadway repairs on the 2000 block of E. Continental Boulevard near Crooked Lane. The repairs will be performed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to avoid peak periods of traffic.

One lane of E. Continental Blvd. will remain open at all times with designated flag crews directing traffic. Motorists can anticipate slow moving traffic and are asked to plan accordingly.

Weather permitting, construction is expected to last for two weeks and be completed on Friday October 27, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please contact Southlake Public Works Operations with any questions at (817) 478-8082.

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Orange Barrel Alert: Exchange Boulevard and Commerce Street

Exchange Boulevard and Commerce Street will be closed 8:00 AM tomorrow, October 4.

The City’s contractor will need to close the intersection of Exchange Boulevard and Commerce Street in order to remove paving for the construction of a proposed sanitary sewer main. Market Loop can be used as an alternate route during the closure and access to all addresses on Commerce and Exchange will be maintained during the closure. All necessary traffic control will be maintained to provide advance warning during the closure which should last until Friday, October 13.

For any questions, please contact Public Works at (817) 748-8098.

Exchange Boulevard and Commerce Street Map

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Road Closure Notification for Precinct Line Road and Davis Boulevard

Southlake residents who use Precinct Line Road and Davis Boulevard, near Hurst and N. Richland Hills, will need to find an alternate route during construction scheduled for the new TEXrail project.

Beginning Tuesday, October 10 through Thursday, October 12, Precinct Line Road at the railroad crossing, will be closed in both directions, (*see map below), so workers can replace railroad tracks and railroad ties. The work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on October 10 and will end at 7:00 p.m. on October 12.

The following week, Davis Boulevard at the railroad crossing will be closed on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19 for similar construction work. Railroad tracks and railroad ties will also need to be replaced leading to the closure of Davis Blvd. in both directions from 7:00 a.m. on October 17 through 7:00 p.m. October 19.

The work is necessary as the new TEXrail projects rolls down the track for completion scheduled for December 2018. Once completed, TEXRail will have 24 trains in service each day from North Fort Worth to Grapevine and on into the DFW Airport.

Mobile traffic billboards will be going up to help notify travelers to find an alternate route.

If you would like to learn more about the TEXRail project click here. If you have additional questions please contact TEXRail at info@texrail.com or call (817) 215-8785.

 

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Second phase of construction to begin on Timberland Boulevard

The city’s Transportation & Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting to inform residents of the upcoming construction on phase two of the Timberland Boulevard project.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Villages of Woodland Springs Amenities Center, 12209 Timberland Blvd.

This phase of the project includes construction of a five-lane undivided arterial from Excelsior Lane to North Caylor Road.

Make plans to attend the meeting to find out about the construction schedule.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Leon Wilson at 817-392-8883.

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Orange Barrel Alert at Kirkwood Boulevard

On Tuesday, March 21, road crews will begin work on Kirkwood Boulevard at the TD Ameritrade site.

Drivers will need to watch for orange barrels and road construction signs as Adolfson and Peterson Construction prepare for work along the median of Kirkwood Boulevard.

The work will begin on Wednesday, March 22, and will take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

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TxDot Confirms Anticipated Completion of Davis Boulevard to be Summer 2017

TxDot now confirms anticipated completion of the Davis (FM 1938) Boulevard project will be Summer 2017.

TxDot recently confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) intersection by the end of the year. TxDot states that reconstruction is substantially complete with all through lanes on FM 1709 open, and that some work is still ongoing on the north side of the intersection and occasional lane closures will still be necessary. TxDot also says that sometime in January, weather permitting, that all other lanes at the intersection will be open when the taper to one lane north of the intersection is moved further to the north.

TxDOT has informed the City that a traffic switch on Davis will occur on Friday, December 30th. Northbound traffic will be routed to the newly completed pavement.

TxDOT uses social media accounts (created in September of this year) to aid with the communication of road closures and progress updates to Davis Boulevard. You can “like” the FM1938Mobility page on Facebook or “follow” FM1938Mobility on Twitter for the latest updates.

The City of Southlake will continue to keep you updated through the City of Southlake, TX – Government Facebook page and City of Southlake Twitter page.  You can also find information at the Southlake DPS Facebook page and the Southlake DPS Twitter page. Also, information will be updated on the City’s FM 1938 Road Construction page. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Stephen Ranft from TxDOT at 817-462-0520 or Alex Ayala from the City of Southlake at 817-748-8274.

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