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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Race Street closed to eastbound traffic as work continues on Six Points Urban Village

As work on Six Points Urban Village continues, Race Street from Holden Avenue to Grace Avenue will be open to westbound traffic only. Eastbound traffic will detour to Grace Avenue and East Belknap Street. This closure is expected to be in place through January 2019.

Follow detour signs and watch for workers in the area.

Phase one of the Six Points Urban Village Improvements includes sidewalks, new on-street parking, pedestrian lighting, protected bike lanes, landscaping, new asphalt pavement, street furniture and public art. Phase one of the project is slated for completion in March 2019.

A meeting to discuss the construction of phase two is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Riverside Baptist Church, 3101 Race St.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Wilma Smith at 817-392-8785.

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N. White Chapel Bridge to Remain Closed

Based on the recommendation of a third-party structural engineering consultant, the N. White Chapel bridge, at the creek crossing north of Wingate Lane, will remain closed until further notice.

The bridge was severely damaged as a result of heavy rainfalls on Friday, September 21. The heavy rain and floodwaters buckled the asphalt on the bridge deck and damaged parts of the bridge’s foundation.

The City is waiting for the consultant to provide repair options. Once options are presented, the City will determine the best course of action and will be able to provide a better timeline for the duration of the closure.

“Unfortunately this is not a quick process,” noted Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “Safety is our top priority, and right now the bridge is just not safe to open. I understand this is inconvenient, but we want to make sure the proper repairs are made and do what we can to avoid this happening again. In the meantime, I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work to provide the best solution.”

Water barricades and detours are in place as an extra safety precaution to prevent access to the bridge. Updates can be found on ConnectSouthlake.com and the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

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Southwest Regional Library to be closed Aug. 1-3

Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane, will be temporarily closed Aug. 1-3 to replace major air conditioning components to the 25,000-plus-square-foot facility.

The book drop will remain open so patrons can return materials. Library staff will check materials in daily to help patrons avoid incurring fines during the closure.

Patrons will not be able to pick up their holds during the three days the branch is closed. The library is extending pick-up times so patrons may come in starting Aug. 4 for checkout.

Chess club, book clubs and all other programming continue through July and will resume Aug. 4.

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Eastbound SH 114 Closed Evening of 3/10 East of Texan Trail

This weekend, work on the TEXRail project will close SH 114 eastbound lanes east of Texan Trail beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, 3/10, reopening at 5 a.m. Sunday, 3/11.

The closure allows for construction to continue on the new TEXRail train bridge from Grapevine into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. During that time, concrete beams will be placed on the new pillars for the bridge.

This is the first closure needed for installing beams and constructing the 1,400-foot-long bridge over the next couple months. The new bridge will have one track for TEXRail and is being built with the ability for a second set of tracks to be installed.

Additionally, the eastbound Highway 114 connector ramp east of Texan Trail will be closed between 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, and 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 13.

Detours will be:

  • From Highway 121 northbound – vehicles will be directed to exit at the Main Street / Texan Trail exit. Vehicles will continue down the frontage road past Texan Trail and will be able to enter Highway 114 again prior to International Parkway.
  • From Highway 114 southbound – vehicles will be directed to exit at the Texan Trail exit. Vehicles will continue down the frontage road past Texan Trail and will be able to enter Highway 114 again prior to International Parkway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The preceding information was provided to the City of Southlake by the TEXRail.  For more information about TEXRail please visit TEXRail.com

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University Drive westbound ramp to I-30 closed

Work began this week on the reconstruction of the University Drive westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 30. The project will rebuild the existing entrance ramp bridge with a new bridge deck.

To accommodate this reconstruction, the ramp will be closed through this fall. Motorists can access westbound I-30 at the Montgomery Street entrance ramp.

During bridge demolition, the I-30 westbound exit to Montgomery Street will also be closed nightly from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. through March, weather permitting. Westbound motorists can access Montgomery Street by exiting at Hulen Street, cross over I-30, and then travel eastbound on the frontage road to Montgomery Street.

The project was awarded to Iowa Bridge & Culvert LC for $1 million. It is estimated for completion this fall.

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Haws Athletic Center to be closed for a week

Haws Athletic Center, 600 Congress St., will be closed Jan. 22-26 for work on an obsolete radio tower nearby. Programs typically held at Haws will not be held during that period.

Three city-owned radio towers are being decommissioned due to new technologies coming online. One tower is located near Haws Athletic Center, one is near the former KXAS TV studios in east Fort Worth, and one is at the Holly Water Treatment Plant west of downtown. When removing these towers, activity within a 300-foot safety zone must cease. The public will not be affected by the tower work at KXAS or at Holly Water Treatment Plant.

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Fort Worth Bike Sharing stations closed near Stock Show

At the request of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the Gendy and Lansford streets station for Fort Worth Bike Sharing will be closed Jan. 5-Feb. 4.

Nearby stations that will remain open for Stock Show visitors include the art museums, UNT Health Science Center, Museum Place and Crockett Row.

Across the Fort Worth Bike Sharing system, there are 46 stations and 350 bicycles.

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