IH-30 at Chapel Creek Boulevard closure rescheduled for April 14-15

Eastbound and westbound Interstate Highway 30 at Chapel Creek Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14, until 6 a.m. Monday, April 15, to install new overhead signs across the highway.

Interstate traffic will be detoured to the frontage roads. Police officers will assist with traffic control during the closures.

To access eastbound and westbound I-30, motorists should use White Settlement Road and Loop 820 to the north and Spur 580 (Camp Bowie West Boulevard) to the south.

Motorists should seek alternate routes, observe detour signage and follow instructions from police officers directing traffic.
To learn more, contact project manager Mike Weiss at 817-392-8485.

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IH-30 at Chapel Creek Boulevard closed overnight April 10-11

Eastbound and westbound Interstate Highway 30 at Chapel Creek Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, until 6 a.m. Thursday, April 11 to install new overhead signs across the highway.

Interstate traffic will be detoured to the frontage roads. Police officers will assist with traffic control during the closures.

To access eastbound and westbound I-30, motorists should use White Settlement Road and Loop 820 to the north and Spur 580 (Camp Bowie West Boulevard) to the south.

Motorists should seek alternate routes, observe detour signage and follow instructions from police officers directing traffic.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Mike Weiss at 817-392-8485.

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Bike lanes planned along Southwest Boulevard access road

Bicycle lanes are planned along Southwest Boulevard access road from the Trinity River to Vickery Boulevard. The city will meet with residents to discuss the current plan and receive feedback.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at the Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St. Make plans to attend and let your voice be heard.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Shweta Rao at 817-392-8022.

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Council Approves Public Art Installation for Roundabout located at N. White Chapel Boulevard and Highland Street

City Council approved the art concept and contract with artist Boris Kramer for his art sculpture, “Be the Bridge” to be installed at the N. White Chapel Boulevard and Highland Street roundabout.

It will be replacing the artwork, “Prairie Winds”, a sculpture by Seth Vandable, which will be relocated to Bicentennial Park.

The Arts Council recommended for the “Prairie Winds” installation to be relocated due to the structures “pioneer” vibe. The artwork will be moved near the log cabin in Bicentennial Park.  Members of the Arts Council recognized that Bicentennial Park is more suitable for the “Prairie Winds” sculpture because it will enhance the area’s connection with Southlake’s early settlers and wagon trails that were part of the westward migration.

Kramer’s piece, “Be the Bridge” was chosen based on feedback that was provided from a Joint City Council and Arts Council meeting in December.  The Arts Council goal was to seek a proposal for an art piece that would highlight unity and culture, and this piece did just that.

The concept of this piece is about bringing acceptance and tolerance through the experiences of play and dance. The central figure will have five predominant colors: black, brown, yellow, red and white. The artists’ theory is that the figure can be interpreted from a variety of viewpoints. The sculpture can represent everyone from different backgrounds with one of the figures in the middle of the group making the connection, the middle figure could also be interpreted as the person who does not fit into simply one ethnic background or social group, or the figure could be a person who is blended into a number of different groups but can still be a catalyst for equality.

The City utilizes roundabouts, key gateways, intersections, open spaces and key destinations as opportunities for special design features such as public art.

The roundabout program is a part of the Public Art Master Plan, a plan that recommends commissioning and installing public art pieces in the roundabouts throughout the City for beautification and to build a network of art markers that help with wayfinding and placemaking throughout the city.

To date, art is installed in all Southlake Roundabouts. The replacement and installation of both sculptures are expected to be completed by  Fall of 2019.

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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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