Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Kimball Oaks Development Construction Update

New Village Center access to Dawson Middle School

New Village Center access to Dawson Middle School

Motorists, traveling from Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) heading south on Kimball Avenue, have no doubt noticed the construction currently happening along this stretch of roadway.

Since late-May 2014, contractors for the Kimball Oaks development have worked diligently constructing a number of improvements in preparation for this new retail site, such as wall removal and the construction of deceleration lanes at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) and South Kimball Avenue. Currently, work crews are busy with median reconstruction and concrete pouring near Dawson Middle School. And although the construction isn’t quite done, we greatly appreciate your co-operation during this process and we thank you for your patience as well.

With these two most recent projects, the median reconstruction and concrete pouring, in addition to the construction happening on Village Center Drive, there has been some concern how drivers will access Dawson Middle School when school starts on August 25th.   However, according to project engineers, all of the projects are scheduled to be complete before the start of school.

The Public Works department along with the Southlake Police department are working closely with the contractor to get the work completed as quickly as possible with minimal traffic impacts.

“The Southlake Police will be monitoring the situation so that traffic will continue to flow as smoothly as possible,” said Police Chief Steve Mylett.  “We will also be ready to step in if needed to expedite the safe flow of traffic.

Here is what drivers can anticipate the week of August 18th.

  • Early in the week, new concrete will be poured for the Village Center access.
  • By mid-week, the old entrance will be barricaded and signage will go up, including electronic message boards, directing school-related traffic onto the new Village Center access.

The City of Southlake is committed to providing residents with progress reports on the Kimball Oaks Development construction via the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and DPS webpages. So please check these sources periodically for updates.  If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Steve Anderson, P.E. at 817-748-8101.