City Council Approves Construction Contract for Zena Rucker Roundabout and Roadway Extension

Construction on the Zena Rucker roundabout is starting soon. At the August 20, City Council Meeting, Council officially signed off on the construction contract. Work is expected to start this fall.

The project will improve mobility between Byron Nelson Parkway and South Carroll Avenue. Motorists will no longer have to go around on Southlake Boulevard to get all the way across on Zena Rucker Road.

“This project has been a long time coming as a part City’s Mobility Master Plan,” said City of Southlake Civil Engineer Brent Anderson. “We’re excited to be at the construction phase of this project and to be resolving a mobility issue in that part of town.”

Not only will vehicles have a shortend pathway from Matthews and Tower, pedestrians will also have new sidewalks to travel on. The new connector will give more access to the Park Village and Shops of Southlake shopping centers.

The project also includes roadway extensions between Matthews Court and Tower Boulevard, and a new roundabout at Zena Rucker and Tower. Once completed the roundabout will be home to the public art piece “Mockingbird Tree.”

Contractors will be onsite within the upcoming weeks to start utility work along Zena Rucker roundabout to install a water line, sanitary sewer line and underground storm drainage lines. Weather permitting; the project should be completed within about nine months.

Learn more about mobility in Southlake by visiting www.ConnectSouthlake.com

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35W construction to begin soon in the Alliance Corridor

Funding has been secured for the final segment of the North Tarrant Express project in far north Fort Worth.

The project expands I-35W from U.S. Highway 287 north. The highway will provide a connection between downtown Fort Worth and the rapidly growing areas to the north.

“The 3C project is the culmination of 10 years of progress and growth in Tarrant County,” said Belen Marcos, U.S. president of Cintra, one of the project’s private developers. “This new segment will complete the connection between downtown Fort Worth and Alliance and tie directly into the redeveloped Loop 820 and Airport Freeway.”

The $910 million project will rebuild 6.7 miles from just north of U.S. Highway 81/287 (Heritage Trace Parkway) to Eagle Parkway in Denton County. The new corridor will include reconstructed main highway lanes, expanded frontage roads and two TEXpress managed lanes in each direction.

Construction will be done by Ferrovial Agroman US and Webber. Preconstruction activities are ongoing, and full construction will ramp up in 2020. Anticipated substantial completion is late 2023.

The North Tarrant Express 35W project is being financed through a combination of private equity from investment partners and the sale of private activity bonds. The equity investment is $160 million, and the private activity bonds will provide $750 million to the total finance package.

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Construction to start on water utility lines and streets in Near Southside

Make plans to attend the Near Southside Infrastructure Improvements Project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, July 15, at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W, Broadway Ave. room 302 to learn about the construction schedule and impacts to residents.

Existing water and sewer lines are scheduled for replacement and the streets will be rehabilitated on portions of the following streets:

  • Daggett Avenue from Henderson Street to Hemphill Street.
  • Broadway Avenue from Henderson Street to Jennings Avenue.
  • Peter Smith Street from Hemphill Avenue to Jennings Avenue.
  • Tucker Street from College Avenue to Lipscomb Street.
  • Hattie Street from Jennings Avenue to May Street.
  • Cannon Street from Lipscomb Street to Hemphill Street and from Hemphill Street to Jennings Avenue.
  • Leuda Street from Hemphill Street to Jennings Avenue.
  • Grainger Street from Leuda Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Hurley Avenue from Magnolia Avenue to Oleander Street.
  • College Avenue from Morphy Street to Magnolia Avenue.
  • Alston Avenue from Morphy Street to Magnolia Avenue.
  • Washington Avenue from Magnolia Avenue to Oleander Street.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Mary Hanna at 817-392-5565.

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Construction to start on wastewater lines in Trinity Park and along University Drive

Large-diameter wastewater mains in Trinity Park and along University Drive to Interstate 30 are scheduled for rehabilitation construction.

Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave., to learn about the project.

Affected areas include:

  • Three segments in Union Pacific Railroad Davidson Yard and one segment that crosses Rosedale Street, due west of 12th Street.
  • Another three segments that traverse Trinity Park at various locations between University Drive and the Seventh Street Bridge.
  • A further segment is located on University Drive from just south of Harley Street to north of the University Drive west exit off IH-30.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Liam Conlon at 817-392-6824.

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Lane Closure on EB SH 114 – Delta Marriott Hotel Construction

Starting Monday, April 15, the right lane of eastbound SH 114 frontage road, just after N. White Chapel will be closed. The closure is expected to last for about five months.

All road closures on SH 114 and its frontage road are managed through TxDOT who reviews and approves requests for any changes to traffic patterns. The hotel developers requested and were granted a permit for the closure to build a deceleration lane for two new entrances for the new Delta Marriott Hotel under construction at that site.

The hotel will be located at the SE corner of N. White Chapel and SH 114.

We ask motorists to proceed with caution when traveling through the area as construction vehicles enter and exit the site and as motorists navigate through work zones for two different projects.

Thank you for your patience. For updates, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook and visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com

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Council Approves Construction Services Agreement to Repair Fountain in Town Square

City Council recently approved a contract agreement with Falkenberg Construction to replace the mechanical vault for the fountain located at Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park in Town Square.

The scope of the project includes the replacement of the existing vault, and the removal and replacement of the pavers surrounding the vault. The vault contains the components (pumps, motors, electrical, etc.) necessary for the operation of the fountain within the park. The existing vault is in need of replacement due to extensive corrosion over the last 10 years.

The ever so popular fountain sits in the middle of dining and shopping on the south end of Town Square. It is a common spot for shoppers, kids, and visitors to sit on the benches and enjoy the ambiance the fountain creates.

Repairs are set to take place in early July after Stars and Stripes, weather permitting.

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Sewer line construction starts April 1 on Oscar Avenue and 36th Street

Crews will begin work on the sewer lines located on:

  • Oscar Avenue from 36th Street to 377 feet north.
  • 36th Street from Oscar Avenue west 124 feet.

Make plans to attend the project meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St. City staff will outline the construction schedule and impacts to residents.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Brenda Oropeza at 817-392-8271.

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Train bridge construction to close part of Sylvania Avenue

Construction of the new Sylvania Avenue train bridge for Trinity Railway Express is scheduled to begin the first week of March.

Two lanes of Sylvania Avenue will be closed while a large pier is drilled and poured to support the new structure across the road. These lanes are expected to be closed through the first part of April.

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TCU campus construction to permanently close two roadways

The geographic footprint of TCU’s campus continues to evolve.

There are numerous capital projects currently underway, including a new Neeley School of Business, a Fine Arts Building, two new residence halls in Worth Hills and the new Administration Building. With these projects come changes to both vehicle and pedestrian pathways, as well as parking.

Highlights of upcoming construction activities include:

  • Pre-demolition activities in the former Human Resources and Opera/Percussion buildings along Berry Street are complete, and the university has begun razing the buildings.
  • In preparation for a new Administration Building, Wabash Avenue between Berry Street and Bellaire Drive North will permanently close Feb. 18, and Bellaire Drive North, from Rogers Avenue to South Drive, will permanently close Feb. 25.
  • A new entrance to the Tom Brown/Pete Wright visitors parking lot will open Feb. 25.

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OBA: Construction Work Scheduled for N. Pearson Lane – Expect Slow Moving Traffic

On Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, Southlake Water Utilities Operations will begin an emergency repair of a break on a 30-inch water supply pipeline at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard/Keller Parkway at N. Pearson Lane.

This supply pipeline delivers drinking water to both the cities of Southlake and Keller.

Construction work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Saturday over the course of the next few weeks, weather permitting.

N. Pearson Lane will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic, but will be slightly shifted onto temporary pavement. Once traffic patterns change, the southbound right-hand turn from N. Pearson Lane onto westbound Keller Parkway will be closed.

Motorists and school traffic are asked to observe traffic control signs and reduced speeds for worker safety. Please expect delays. We appreciate your cooperation during this time.

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

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