Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Austin-Bridge and Road have confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) Boulevard intersection by the end of this year.
The City of Southlake over the past year and a half has received dozens of phone calls, e-mails, and social media posts with feedback on the Davis Boulevard construction. “We understand how difficult this construction project has made driving in that area, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” says Director of Public Works, Rob Cohen.
TxDOT is making improvements to Davis Blvd, and it is the largest construction project in the City of Southlake. The Davis Blvd construction is a two-phase construction project. Phase 1 was completed in Fall of 2012, and it runs through Westlake. Phase 1 has a six-lane divided roadway with raised curb medians to Randol Mill Road. Phase 2 is what is presently being constructed. The construction for Phase 2 began in March of 2015. Phase 2 will include a four-lane roadway with raised curb medians from Randol Mill Road to Southlake Blvd. The improvements at the intersection of Davis and Southlake Blvd will provide dual left turn lanes to enhance mobility through the intersection.
Austin-Bridge and Road is presently working towards finishing the pavements markings in order to be able to open up all three through lanes for the westbound and eastbound directions of travel.
TxDOT recently maximized the timing of the signal at the Davis and Southlake Blvd intersection. According to TxDOT, the current timing is the maximum allowable time needed in order to keep traffic flowing between all intersections from Pearson Road to SH 114 along Southlake Blvd, and any more increases in time in either direction of the intersection will only cause delays at other intersections along the Southlake Blvd corridor.
TxDOT uses social media accounts (created in September of this year) to aid with the communication of road closures and progress updates to Davis Boulevard. You can “like” the FM1938Mobility page on Facebook or “follow” FM1938Mobility on Twitter for the latest updates.
The City of Southlake will continue to keep you updated through the City of Southlake, TX – Government Facebook page and City of Southlake Twitter page. You can also find information at the Southlake DPS Facebook page and the Southlake DPS Twitter page. Also, information will be updated on the City’s FM 1938 Road Construction page. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Stephen Ranft from TxDOT at 817-462-0520 or Alex Ayala from the City of Southlake at 817-748-8274.