Partial Intersection Closure Coming for N. White Chapel and Highland April 22

There’s been a lot of activity in the area of N. White Chapel and Highland, and it’s about to get even more active. In order for the new roundabout to really start taking shape, crews will be closing the east leg of the Highland Street and N. White Chapel intersection.

Weather permitting; the closure will start after the morning rush on Monday, April 22 and will include approximately 500 feet of E. Highland leading up to N. White Chapel. Much like the closure there in February, vehicles will not be able to turn east onto Highland from N. White Chapel or cross the intersection as they drive west. Vehicles coming from the west (from Peytonville or Shady Oaks) will be diverted north or south on N. White Chapel. Vehicles will still be able to turn west onto Highland from N. White Chapel or continue north and south on N. White Chapel.

This closure is expected to last about a month and a half. Once completed, this leg will then be reopened to northbound traffic only. One significant difference with this closure is that access to New Day Church will be impacted. A new entrance for the church is being constructed on N. White Chapel.

“We’d like to encourage drivers to seek alternate routes and try and avoid the intersection while the work is being completed,” notes City Engineer and Deputy Director of Public Works Kyle Hogue. “We are expecting significant delays during the morning and afternoon rush periods, so finding an alternate route might add distance to your trip, but could end up saving you time in the end. Safety is our number one priority, and the extra congestion in construction zones always calls for you to be more aware of your surroundings. If you do have to drive through the intersection, take your time and follow the posted speed limit. We want everyone to get to where they need to be, that includes our crews making it home at the end of the day.”

As with the February closure, City staff will work with contractors to monitor traffic through this intersection during construction. Feedback from residents and motorists can be helpful in making traffic adjustments. If there are problems or concerns we’d like to hear from you. There are several ways to reach out to us. The Southlake Mobility Facebook page is a great and easy-to-access resource, or you can contact us through the Connect Southlake website.

In anticipation of this closure, crews have been busy working on the new roadway surrounding the intersection. They have been making great progress on the southbound lanes with subgrade preparation (creating a level surface for the new roadway) and hope to start paving soon.

Interested in more progress updates? Visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com, sign up for the mobility e-newsletter and the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

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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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Hear the latest on planned Hulen and Granbury intersection improvements Dec. 5

Make plans to attend the Hulen Street and Granbury Road intersection improvements project meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Fort Worth Presbyterian Church, 6251 Oakmont Trail, to hear the latest on the intersection design.

Improvements include construction of a right-turn lane to westbound Granbury Road and northbound Hulen Street. Existing left-turn lanes on Granbury Road will be extended to improve intersection capacity. In addition, the existing median on Hulen Street will be extended to the railroad crossing.

These improvements are being funded by the City of Fort Worth 2018 Bond Program.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Raul Lopez at 817-392-2457.

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Davis and FM 1709 Intersection Update

The City of Southlake recently received a question via a Facebook post regarding the Davis/Southlake Boulevard  project and an anticipated completion date. We have an update for you.

TxDOT says that the anticipated completion date is later summer.

“The end is in sight,” said Director of Public Works Rob Cohen.  “The intersection is still under construction with the lights still needing to be timed to the final phasing plan.  This will not occur until all of the infrastructure items for the signals have been installed..” he added.

TxDOT uses social media accounts 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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Davis Boulevard Intersection: Just a Few More Weeks!

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Austin-Bridge and Road have confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) Boulevard intersection by the end of this year.

The City of Southlake over the past year and a half has received dozens of phone calls, e-mails, and social media posts with feedback on the Davis Boulevard construction. “We understand how difficult this construction project has made driving in that area, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” says Director of Public Works, Rob Cohen.

TxDOT is making improvements to Davis Blvd, and it is the largest construction project in the City of Southlake. The Davis Blvd construction is a two-phase construction project. Phase 1 was completed in Fall of 2012, and it runs through Westlake. Phase 1 has a six-lane divided roadway with raised curb medians to Randol Mill Road. Phase 2 is what is presently being constructed. The construction for Phase 2 began in March of 2015. Phase 2 will include a four-lane roadway with raised curb medians from Randol Mill Road to Southlake Blvd. The improvements at the intersection of Davis and Southlake Blvd will provide dual left turn lanes to enhance mobility through the intersection.

Paving of the Davis Boulevard from January of this year.
Adding layers to make improvements to Davis Boulevard in August of this year.
Men at work overnight to improve road conditions in October.
Men at work at the Davis and Southlake Blvd intersection in preparation for the asphalt layer back in October of this year.
Crews continue working on medians at the intersection and prepare to place permanent pavement markings as of December 2nd.

Austin-Bridge and Road is presently working towards finishing the pavements markings in order to be able to open up all three through lanes for the westbound and eastbound directions of travel.

TxDOT recently maximized the timing of the signal at the Davis and Southlake Blvd intersection. According to TxDOT, the current timing is the maximum allowable time needed in order to keep traffic flowing between all intersections from Pearson Road to SH 114 along Southlake Blvd, and any more increases in time in either direction of the intersection will only cause delays at other intersections along the Southlake Blvd corridor.

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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New Signal Coming to the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive Intersection

Prep work begins for the installation of a traffic signal at North White Chapel and Ascot Drive.

Prep work begins for the installation of a traffic signal at North White Chapel and Ascot Drive.

A new traffic signal is coming to the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection.

Beginning today, August 2, 2016, contractors will be at the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection preparing for the installation of a new traffic signal.  Crews are onsite and will be working to get the signal installed and operational prior to the start of the school year.

Once installed, the signal will assist in ensuring the safety of students crossing the street at this location and help manage traffic along North White Chapel Boulevard.

Updates on the progress of the signal installation will be provided weekly and posted to mysouthlakenews.com and the City’s social media sites.

For questions,  please contact Steve Anderson, P.E., CFM at 817-748-8101.

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FM 1938 Intersection Work to Begin Monday, 8/10

Approximate area of lane closures

Approximate area of lane closures

Some major changes are happening at the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) as part of the FM 1938 Phase II project.

Beginning the week of August 10, 2015, TxDOT will be closing various lanes along east and westbound FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) and north and southbound FM 1938 in preparation for construction on the intersection.  Motorists can expect the following:

  • The outside lane on FM 1709 westbound and on FM 1938 north of the intersection are planned to be closed indefinitely beginning Monday evening, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. to install concrete traffic barrier and begin construction activity at the intersection.
  • The outside lane on FM 1709 eastbound and on FM 1938 south of the intersection are planned to be closed indefinitely beginning Tuesday evening, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. to install concrete traffic barrier and begin construction activity at the intersection.

Several access driveways near the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 are also planned to be closed indefinitely beginning Monday August 10 (click here for driveway closure locations). The driveways will be closed until further notice while construction activity occurs in this area. Please use alternate driveways to access your destination.

Additional various lane closures may occur at this location beginning Wednesday evening, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. to Thursday morning, August 13 at 6:00 a.m., if necessary.

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Work on the intersection is a major milestone in the FM 1938 Phase II project and once it’s complete, will add dual left turn lanes on all sides of the intersection. This will improve mobility and traffic flow in the area and address major traffic concerns stemming from an increase in cars along FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard). Until it’s complete however, we ask for patience for the duration of the work. City staff will be working with TxDOT to provide regular updates. Please make sure to check the cityofsouthlake.com and the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the FM 1938 construction.

For questions about the FM 1938 Phase II project, please contact Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator for the FM 1938 Phase II Project at 817-462-0520 or fm1938mobility@gmail.com.

Lane closures and traffic switches are subject to changes due to weather and schedule.

Please slow down, use caution and have patience while traveling through the construction area.

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