The TxDOT turnaround bridge project, aka the “Texas Turnaround”, is now under construction. The project, located on the eastside of the N. Carroll Avenue bridge at SH114 is a joint project of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Tarrant County, Gateway Church, Cooper and Stebbins (Southlake Town Square Development), and the City of Southlake. Once completed, the new turnaround will help alleviate traffic congestion, which in turn will improve motorist safety in the area.
TxDOT crews have begun placing barricades on N. Carroll Avenue, as well as crash absorption barriers on the main lanes of SH114. Once the barricades and other safety measures are in place, the project will be completed in two parts. The first part of the project will include power washing and painting the existing bridge on N. Carroll Avenue. The City of Southlake will implement these improvements, in addition to other aesthetic enhancements (decorative railings and lighting designs), as part of its responsibilities for the project.
Once the painting is complete, the contractor, McMahon, L.P., will begin the second part of the project—constructing a new turnaround bridge on the eastside of the existing N. Carroll bridge. Work crews will first prepare the area and drill shafts for the concrete columns of the new turnaround bridge. Drilling for the shafts will take place on the shoulder of the main lanes and TxDOT anticipates daily lane closures on the far left lane of the frontage roads once construction is fully underway. Occasional closures of SH 114 will occur, but TxDOT will limit these closures to nighttime in order to minimize impact to motorists. Lane closures will be communicated via the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as through “Orange Barrel Alerts” posted on MySouthlakeNews.com/Construction.
For additional information on this project, please see the Project Information Page of the City of Southlake website or the TxDOT project page located here. For questions about the project, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Val Lopez at Val.Lopez@txdot.gov or (817) 370-6630.