Motorists will start to see some noticeable changes on N. White Chapel, starting next week, with the official start of the widening construction project. The City of Southlake has issued a Notice to Proceed on the first part of the project between Highland to SH 114.
Construction crews will begin the tree removal stage of the widening project between Highland and SH 114. The project is expected to take approximately 18 months and be completed in the fall of 2019. While no major road closures are expected for this part of the project, motorist will see orange barrels and rolling temporary lane closures to accommodate the equipment. Message boards have been placed around the area to help notify motorists.
This is the first part of the overall N. White Chapel widening project that was approved in 2008 as part of the Southlake 2030 Master Mobility Plan to help improve safety and mobility. “We understand this project is going to be inconvenient, but I’m confident the end result will be worth it,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “Maintaining mobility along N. White Chapel is very important and we will work to ensure that travel impact is kept to a minimum. North and south traffic flow will be maintained throughout the project. With that in mind, I’d also like to encourage drivers to slow down in the construction zone and keep an eye out for flagmen and construction workers.”
There are several ways to keep up-to-date with the project. Follow the new Southlake Mobility page on Facebook, sign up for the mobility email list, look for stories on My Southlake News and check out the project webpage.
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.