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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Construction along northern section of I-35W in final stages

If you drive on I-35W north of Loop 820, you’ve probably noticed a significant number of road closures in recent weeks. That’s because crews are in the final stages of general construction on what’s called Section 3B of the massive project.

Final paving work is underway north of the loop, and significant construction operations will continue for the next several weeks as the final pavement surface is prepared and placed throughout the three-mile projects between Loop 820 interchange and U.S. 287.

Make note of these construction-related developments:

  • Both the Mark IV exit ramp and the direct connector from the North Tarrant Express TEXpress lanes on westbound I-820 to the northbound TEXpress lanes on I-35W are now open.
  • The Heritage Trace Parkway entrance, located on southbound I-35W, is open. The left-hand on-ramp is just past North Tarrant Parkway.
  • The Heritage Trace Parkway exit, the last northbound TEXpress lanes on I-35W, is open. The right-hand on-ramp is just past North Tarrant Parkway.
  • U.S. 287 south entrance to I-35W and northeast Loop 820 access is a left-hand on-ramp just past North Tarrant Parkway.
  • The off-ramp from southbound I-35W to westbound Spur 280 at downtown Fort Worth will remain closed through January 2018.
  • The off-ramp from eastbound I-820 to Beach Street has reopened.

Construction of the I-35W project in Fort Worth consists of two major phases. Most of Phase 1, which was developed by the Texas Department of Transportation, is now open. Drivers can use the new NTE TEXpress Lanes on I-35W to travel from just north of Northeast Loop 820 to US 287.

TEXpress lanes are toll lanes that are built within an existing highway. They add additional capacity to the highway to accommodate more traffic and relieve congestion. Unlike other toll roads, the price changes based on the level of traffic in the corridor to maintain a minimum 50 mph speed.

The TEXpress lanes are fairly new to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are unlike other toll roads in North Texas or throughout the state. It is the driver’s choice to drive in the TEXpress lanes and pay the tolls or to drive in the adjacent non-tolled general highway lanes.

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Road Construction to Begin on Section of Randol Mill Rd.

Another Orange Barrel Alert to tell you about this one on Randol Mill Rd. from Mockingbird Lane to West Dove Road.

In partnership with Tarrant County Precinct 3 Roadway Maintenance Division and Southlake Public Works, workers will begin pulverizing, stabilizing, laying asphalt and marking the pavement along 800 feet of Randol Mill Rd.

The work begins on July 5, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an estimated completion date of August 5, 2017.

Randol Mill Rd. will remain open during construction hours, but short delays should be anticipated.  Seek alternate routes whenever possible.

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

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Orange Barrel Alert – Section of T.W. King Road Closed for Construction

Traffic control plan for the T.W. King Road closure

Traffic control plan for the T.W. King Road closure

Beginning the first week of May, crews will close a portion of the T.W. King road north of the SH 114 frontage road (see map) to work on a public storm drain project associated with the Solana development. This section of T.W. King road will be closed for approximately two weeks (weather permitting) and motorists are asked to seek alternate routes if you use this section of T.W. King to access the SH 114 frontage road.

Message boards are currently out, barricades will be up and signs will be placed at the entrance to this section of T.W. King Road alerting motorists to the construction and providing detour information. Please exercise caution when traveling in the work area.

For questions about the closure, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

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