City Council approved the construction contract with Tiseo Paving for the widening of N. White Chapel Blvd from Emerald to just south of Highland at the May 7 City Council meeting.
In order to improve mobility in Southlake, the entire project entails expanding the road from a two to a four-lane divided roadway with a dual-lane roundabout at the intersection at Highland Street, currently under construction.
Council approved an engineering services agreement with Freese and Nichols earlier this year for construction management services for Phase 2 of the project which includes landscaped medians, a replacement screening wall on the east side of N. White Chapel along with sidewalks and installation of a permanent traffic signal at Ascot Drive.
Tiseo will be the general contractor for the construction of Phase 2.
Crews have installed new water lines, sanitary sewer lines and storm drains. Paving operations in Phase 1 are on-going though much of the new north and southbound lanes have been completed.
As the project continues, there will be additional road closures and lane switches along the way before all work is complete. The next major closure will be West Highland coming up this summer. Although getting through Highland will be more difficult during the closures, mobility will be maintained along N. White Chapel.
Phase 1 is scheduled for completion by the end of the summer as Phase 2 really gets rolling.