Wednesday, April 8, 2020

N. White Chapel: Function & Design

It’s no secret, when it comes to the visual element Southlake is no stranger. Our sidewalks, parks and roadways all share that same Southlake charm that tells a story about our community.

Once complete, the N. White Chapel widening project will be a great combination of function and design.

The purpose of the entire project is to improve safety and mobility in Southlake. When the project concludes, N. White Chapel will be a four lane divided thoroughfare extending from SH 114 to Emerald in conjunction with a dual lane roundabout at the intersection of N. White Chapel and Highland.

Contractors have completed the construction of the dual lane roundabout and are wrapping up the installation for the base of the public art installation, “Be the Bridge” by artist Boris Kramer, which is set to be installed by Spring 2020, weather permitting. The concept of this sculpture is based on bringing acceptance and tolerance through the experiences of play and dance. The multicolored figure will be located at the center of the roundabout as a special design feature. LED street lighting and median landscaping have also been installed for better visibility.

Contractors are currently onsite moving dirt, digging and installing and installing water lines south of Highland with more function and design elements to follow. A new brick screening wall will go up on the east side of the road with sidewalks and a traffic signal at Ascot Drive.

The N. White Chapel widening project is expected to be completed by Spring 2022 with an estimated total cost of $17 million.

Learn more about our mobility projects here.