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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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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Traffic Switch on Kirkwood Blvd.

Beginning on 3/15, traffic will be switched on Kirkwood Blvd. between Stockton Drive and Tyler Street.

This is part of the City’s Kirkwood widening project. This traffic switch is to make drainage improvements on the existing lanes.

The current traffic pattern has the westbound lanes divided into two-way traffic. The inside lane will be closed with the westbound traffic maintaining the westbound lane. The inside lane of the new eastbound lane will be open for eastbound traffic.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Anderson at (817) 748-8101.

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Orange Barrel Alert: Traffic Lanes Opening on Kirkwood Blvd.

On Monday, December 18, traffic lanes on Kirkwood Blvd. in front of the Sabre facility will be open. The lanes had been closed due to the construction of the TD Ameritrade facility.

The three-way stop at the southern Sabre driveway will be removed and traffic will return to normal operation. Due to ongoing construction further south on Kirkwood Blvd. a new three-way sign will be moved to the southern driveway at the new TD Ameritrade facility.

Signage will be in place to help motorists. Please contact Public Works with any questions at (817) 748-8098.

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Orange Barrel Alert: Kirkwood Blvd at SH 114 frontage road

Kirkwood Blvd. will be closed Thursday night, September 7, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am Friday morning.

The portion of Kirkwood Blvd. affected by this closure is from the westbound frontage road of SH114 to T.W. King. The road closure is necessary for removal of a wall span over the roadway.

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

 

Sept 2017 Kirkwood Intersection closure map 3 Sept Kirkwood Blvd Closure map 1 Sept Kirkwood Blvd Closure map 2

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Kirkwood Road Improvement Projects Begin

The City of Southlake is embarking on a number of Capital Improvement Plan projects impacting the area north of Dove Road in the vicinity of Kirkwood Boulevard.

These projects will improve current and future mobility in the area. Kirkwood Hollow residents as well as Verizon and Sabre employees may be affected during the construction phase.

The first project involves widening Kirkwood Boulevard from Stockton Drive to the north end of Tyler Street. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-July of this year and expected to be completed in March of 2018. The project will also include drainage improvements within the existing northbound lanes and may impact travel during peak hours.

The Kirkwood Boulevard intersection improvements include the installation of a traffic signal and pavement improvements, to include the addition of turn lanes at Kirkwood Boulevard and T.W. King and Kirkwood Boulevard and Dove Road This work is expected to be completed by December 2017. Traffic flow is expected to be maintained during construction however, occasional lane shifts and temporary lane closures will be necessary.

The next project is at the intersections of State Highway 114 and Kirkwood Boulevard/Solana Boulevard. Improvements will include the installation of a traffic signal and intersection improvements. The City is partnering with the Town of Westlake, Tarrant County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for delivery of this project. The work is expected to be completed by December 2017. The Public Works Department is anticipating minimal traffic interruption however, occasional lane shifts and temporary lane closures will be necessary. Again, these projects will improve current and future mobility in the area

Please come back to My Southlake News (MSN) for additional lane closures and updates on this project. If you have any additional questions about these projects please contact Southlake Public Works at (817) 748-8098.

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Orange Barrel Alert at Kirkwood Boulevard

On Tuesday, March 21, road crews will begin work on Kirkwood Boulevard at the TD Ameritrade site.

Drivers will need to watch for orange barrels and road construction signs as Adolfson and Peterson Construction prepare for work along the median of Kirkwood Boulevard.

The work will begin on Wednesday, March 22, and will take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

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