Thursday, October 22, 2020

New Texas Turnaround Bridge on SH 114 is Now Open

Texas Turnaround ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Mayor John Terrell and County Commissioner Gary Fickes

Texas Turnaround ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Mayor John Terrell and County Commissioner Gary Fickes

A celebratory ribbon-cutting event for the “Texas Turnaround” bridge at Carroll Avenue, and State Highway 114 was held this morning to officially open the new bridge.

The new turnaround bridge will greatly reduce traffic congestion especially during peak hours and will also improve traffic safety by creating a separate turn lane for drivers.  Drivers will notice improved traffic flow and less congestion with the addition of the “Texas Turnaround.” Gateway Church attendees will find their commute to be much quicker and safer turning into and off of Blessed Way.

The “Texas Turnaround” project has been a joint event with several partners. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Tarrant County, Gateway Church, Cooper and Stebbins (Southlake Town Square Development), and the City of Southlake.  “This has been an exceptional partnership said Public Works Director Bob Price.  He added, “The real beneficiaries are the City’s citizens and visitors who will find the flow of traffic moving much smoother because of the new “Texas Turnaround.”

Mayor John Terrell, council members from the City of Southlake, County Commissioner Gary Fickes, representatives from Cooper and Stebbins (Southlake Town Square Developer) and Gateway Church were on hand for the official ribbon-cutting and were the first to pass through the new bridge.

First drivers on the Carroll Avenue Texas Turn around

Mayor John Terrell and Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes were the first drivers on the Carroll Avenue Texas turnaround bridge