The N. White Chapel widening project, between Highland and SH 114, is well underway and moving along schedule. Motorists can expect to see more orange barrels when construction picks up at the end of the school year.
As part of the first stages of the project, utility relocation work continues. As the work progresses to the next stages of the project, there will be some rolling lane closures to accommodate construction. Pavement for a temporary lane will be constructed in the next couple of weeks.
A tentative road closure is set for Saturday, June 2 in order for the contractor to safely make a utility crossing. As final preparations are made, more will be communicated to help ensure a safe closure. Message boards will also be in place several days before a closure happens.
“Safety is always one of our top priorities,” said Director of Public Work Rob Cohen. “When we started this project we said we anticipated work to take approximately 18 months to complete. This part of the project is just the start. As always, I’d like to remind motorists to be aware of their surroundings while they drive through a construction zone and keep an eye out for the 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.