New Speed Limit on North White Chapel near Kirkwood Branch Crossing

At the Feb. 5, 2019, City Council meeting, Council had the first reading of a new speed limit ordinance to reduce the speed limit on N. White Chapel Boulevard, from Drum Lane down to Wingate Lane, from 40 miles per hour to 30 mph.

The design consultant for the N. White Chapel bridge repair project analyzed the terrain and the layout of the roadway and recommended to reduce speeds to 30 mph based on engineering standards for roadway design.

Appropriate signs will be placed following this new adoption and prior to reopening the road once construction is complete. This change will be in place for the life of the current bridge.

To date, both headwalls are complete and large rocks known as riprap have been placed up and downstream of the crossing to prevent erosion as a result of inclement weather.

The road will not be reopened until construction is complete.

City Council is set for a second reading of the Ordinance No. 1206 for the reduction, at the next City Council meeting on Feb. 19, 2019.

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N. White Chapel Culvert Crossing Bridge Headwalls Taking Shape

Favorable weather conditions over the past few weeks have allowed for the repair efforts of the N. White Chapel culvert crossing to make progress.

Although crews had to make some adjustments that slightly delayed the project, the most recent changes make it easier to see the new crossing take shape. Large rocks, known as rip rap, have been placed around the downstream headwall which will help prevent erosion in future rain events.

In addition to the rip rap, crews have poured the massive concrete footer, or foundation, of the upstream headwall. Weather permitting the headwall concrete will be poured in the coming days.

The road has been closed since late September due to structural damage caused by heavy rains and floodwater.

“I know this road closure has been very inconvenient for the residents in the area, but with the latest progress we are getting closer to having the road open in mid-March,” said Public Works Deputy Director and City Engineer Kyle Hogue. “We really appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to make sure this crossing is safe again.”

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Council Approves Engineering Contract for Repairs to N. White Chapel Culvert Crossing

Repairs to the N. White Chapel Culver Crossing are set to begin as early as next week.

Southlake City Council has approved an Engineering Services Agreement with Halff Associates Inc. to provide design services and emergency repair(s) of the N. White Chapel Road Culvert Crossing at Kirkwood Branch Creek. The plan will also include the replacement of the damaged headwalls and pavement.

Due to heavy rainfall and floodwater in late September, the road underwent structural damage and has since remained closed resulting in the area to be declared unsafe for equipment and traffic per the City’s structural consultant.

The City engaged Halff Associates Inc. as a consultant to develop a site-specific engineered plan for repairs, construction plans and specifications for interim improvements.

The City’s goal is to have the roadway re-opened by the end of 2018, weather permitting. In order to expedite the process, Halff Associates Inc. will work with other agencies and provide project coordination services as well as a timeline for a permanent resolution.

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Chapel Crossing, the latest addition to the State Highway 114 Corridor, set to open this summer

Located at the southwest corner of White Chapel Boulevard and State Highway 114, Chapel Crossing will soon add to Southlake’s thriving health care industry, with construction scheduled to be complete in June and physician practices opening for business this fall.

The 48,600-square-foot, three-story Class-A medical office building will house a variety of medical occupants in the state-of-the-art facility.

JLL Healthcare Brokerage Lead Ryan H. Dale and Vice President Ruth Griggs are in the process of leasing space in the new medical office building and are looking forward to being a part of the Southlake community. “We’re excited about the upcoming grand opening of Chapel Crossing, which I believe responds to the need for more professional, Class-A multi-tenant medical office product in the growing Southlake community,” said Dale. “This immediate area is going to look completely different in a few short years. We’re approximately 45 percent leased with a strong tenant base committed prior to opening.”

The first practices expected to see patients at Chapel Crossing include: Irving Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Aesthetic Specialists, and ATI Physical Therapy.

The medical development is a joint venture between Grapevine-based 2GR Equity, a commercial real estate investment firm, Dallas-based developer Brown Company Partners, as well as other physician-tenant investors. Prospective physician tenants also have the opportunity to invest in the real estate development as well. “We have been working on this project for some time, it has come together extremely well and I know it will be a great asset to the City and the 114 corridor,” said David Karr, of Brown Company Partners.

Chapel Crossing will contribute to Southlake’s growing medical community. Already home to several large health care facilities, including Methodist Southlake Hospital, Texas Health Southlake, Cook Children’s Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties, and Southlake Medical Office Building, Southlake continues to offer patients a healthy variety of medical offerings.

For more information about this property and leasing opportunities, please contact Ryan H. Dale.

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School crossing guards needed

Children will return to school later this month and the city of Colleyville needs crossing guards to help them to and from campus.

This is a paid, part-time position. Crossing guards provide the children that walk to and from school with safe access at high traffic areas near schools. This is a contract position. Typical work schedule includes one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon.

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Railroad crossing quiet zones

The quiet zones at all of Colleyvilles three railroad crossings will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25.

A final inspection of the quiet zones was conducted on March 3. On March 4, the Notice of Implementation (NOE) was submitted to the Federal Railway Administration. Copies also were provided to DART, The Fort Worth Transportation Authority, the Fort Worth and Western Railroad, and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

Anyone who observes or hears a train horn at any of the three crossings in Colleyville should notify the Public Works Department (817.503.1090) of the date, time and location of the occurrence so it can be reported to the appropriate railway agency.

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Bransford Road crossing update as of Sept. 17

The railroad crossing on Bransford Road was closed on Monday, Sept. 15, for the installation of quad gates. The next day the construction crew from the Fort Worth Western Railroad (responsible for all work on the actual tracks) was pulled from the project to repair tracks damaged in a train derailment south of Fort Worth. They should return to the Bransford Road crossing job by Monday, Sept. 22.

In the meantime, the citys contractor advanced his schedule on the work on the roadcompleting initial pavement changes early to keep the project on schedule. Work on the tracks is scheduled to resume on Monday. The crossing is anticipated to reopen on Oct. 15, as originally scheduled.

Colleyville police will monitor the area as time and call load allows.If and when a district officer observes significant traffic congestion they will remain at the location and assist in resolving the issue. In addition, a traffic officer will continue to monitor the area, as well as other high-profile road construction zones and provide traffic control when necessary and available.Our Citizens on Patrol (COP) will be asked to conduct frequent patrols in the area Friday and Saturday evenings. These volunteers are trained to help with traffic congestion. If necessary, they will request the assistance of on-duty officers.

Quad gates are being installed at the Bransford Road crossing, as well as at crossings at Pleasant Run and John McCain roads, so the city can establish quiet zones so trains wont be required to sound their horns when nearing grade crossings in Colleyville. Once work is completed on the Bransford Road closing and it is open to traffic, crews will move to the Pleasant Run Road closure for the quad gate installation, necessitating closure of that crossing.

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