Southlake residents will experience some growing pains while North White Chapel Road undergoes construction to widen the lanes.
The widening project was approved in 2009 as part of the Southlake 2030 Master Mobility Plan to improve safety and mobility. Construction work on North White Chapel will be from Highland to SH 114 and is scheduled to begin in November of this year. The road work is expected to take approximately 18 months.
The City of Southlake wants residents to know the North White Chapel Road construction project will take some time as it is being done in two phases, but the City is working to ensure that the impact to travel is as minimal as possible. “The contractor is required to maintain traffic flow in north and south directions for the duration of the project,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “Drivers are also encouraged to slow down in construction zones and watch for flagmen and construction workers,” Cohen added.
Work will be progressing in phases. A water line must be relocated before the roundabout construction starts. The ideal time for this work to be accomplished is when the service demand for water is at its lowest peak – which is during the winter months. The roundabout portion of the project will be completed during the summer of 2018. West Highland will be closed during this phase of the project.
The widening of North White Chapel from Emerald to Highland, should start in early 2018 and take about two years for completion. The final configuration of North White Chapel from Emerald to SH 114 will be a 4-lane roadway divided by a landscaped median.
The public works department would like to thank residents in advance for their patience as the City works to widen N. White Chapel and improve safety and mobility for Southlake residents.