Tuesday, September 17, 2019

City Council Approves Construction Contract for Zena Rucker Roundabout and Roadway Extension

Construction on the Zena Rucker roundabout is starting soon. At the August 20, City Council Meeting, Council officially signed off on the construction contract. Work is expected to start this fall.

The project will improve mobility between Byron Nelson Parkway and South Carroll Avenue. Motorists will no longer have to go around on Southlake Boulevard to get all the way across on Zena Rucker Road.

“This project has been a long time coming as a part City’s Mobility Master Plan,” said City of Southlake Civil Engineer Brent Anderson. “We’re excited to be at the construction phase of this project and to be resolving a mobility issue in that part of town.”

Not only will vehicles have a shortend pathway from Matthews and Tower, pedestrians will also have new sidewalks to travel on. The new connector will give more access to the Park Village and Shops of Southlake shopping centers.

The project also includes roadway extensions between Matthews Court and Tower Boulevard, and a new roundabout at Zena Rucker and Tower. Once completed the roundabout will be home to the public art piece “Mockingbird Tree.”

Contractors will be onsite within the upcoming weeks to start utility work along Zena Rucker roundabout to install a water line, sanitary sewer line and underground storm drainage lines. Weather permitting; the project should be completed within about nine months.

Learn more about mobility in Southlake by visiting www.ConnectSouthlake.com