Preparations for the SH 114 frontage road expansion project are underway. The joint project with TxDOT kicked off in 2018 as an initiative to complete the connection of the SH 114 frontage road from Southlake to Trophy Club.
The eastbound and westbound frontage roads currently end as they approach Dove Road and start back up near Kirkwood Blvd. Extending it will provide commuters a continuous alternate route from Grapevine to Southlake to Trophy Club. This will reduce the need for drivers to re-enter the highway at Dove Road and exit again at Kirkwood Boulevard to continue on the frontage road. As part of this project, the exit and entrance ramps will be reversed to prevent unsafe merging behavior on the main lanes of the highway. TxDOT is taking this approach to highway ramps on its facilities statewide.
Earlier this week, contractors began utility relocation between Kirkwood Boulevard and Dove Road and hope to be done in November 2020, weather permitting. The City has requested proposals for the construction of the frontage road and hopes to award this portion of the project in October 2020. The estimated funding the City of Southlake is providing for this project is $3 million.
This Capital Improvement Project is also a part of the Mobility Master Plan, which identifies construction projects and investment opportunities to foster convenient and safe travel through Southlake.
For more CIP updates, please visit the CIP page on the City’s website.