Saturday, October 24, 2020

City Crews to Extend Southbound Randol Mill Right Turn Lane at FM1709 to Alleviate Congestion

The Public Works’ Streets and Drainage division will be extending the southbound right turn lane on Randol Mill Avenue at FM 1709 (Southlake Blvd.) over the next several weeks. Since the opening of Phase 1 of FM 1938, which widened Davis Blvd. through Westlake from SH114 to the Randol Mill Bend, southbound commuters have been experiencing significant traffic backups near the intersection at FM 1709. Feedback from the community brought this issue to the attention of the Public Works Director and staff.

While the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 is scheduled to be widened as part of the FM 1938 Phase 2 project through Southlake, these improvements will take several years to construct. To increase the capacity of traffic flowing through the intersection now and reduce the current congestion in the afternoon peak traffic hours, the right turn lane on Randol Mill Avenue will be extended north for approximately 200 feet. This will create a right turn lane storage bay and will allow more vehicles into the intersection. For questions regarding this project, please call Public Works at 817-748-8098.