Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Southlake City Council Green Lights Capital Improvement Projects

Southlake City Council approved road reconstruction and drainage improvement projects at the April 5 City Council meeting.

All projects are a part of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) program, a plan that prioritizes construction projects, infrastructure, and physical assets within a five-year time frame.

Intersection Improvements on Davis Boulevard (FM 1938) and W. Continental Boulevard

As a result of a traffic study in the Southlake 2030 Mobility Master Plan, this project aims to handle increased traffic volumes at the intersection of Davis Boulevard/FM 1938 and W. Continental Boulevard.

The improvements will include traffic signalization, crosswalks and sidewalks, and drainage capacity improvements on Union Church Road west of the intersection.

This TxDOT project is anticipated to start tentatively in mid to late 2023. Currently, the project is still under design and is projecting an estimated cost of $3.4 Million.

Interlocal Agreement (ILA) for Design and Construction Services for Intersection Improvements on FM 1709 and Pearson Lane

This partnership is between the City of Keller, Tarrant County, and the City of Southlake.

This project seeks to improve mobility and alleviate traffic congestion by adding dedicated left-turn lanes from the north and south side of Pearson Lane onto FM 1709, including a traffic signal and pedestrian modifications.

Tarrant County selected the joint project to include in the 2021 bond program. The county covers 50% of the project costs, while the remaining 50% is divided between the City of Southlake and the City of Keller.

All funds will go toward design and construction services for the intersection improvements.

This TxDOT project is anticipated to start tentatively in the summer of 2023. This project is still under design and is currently projecting an estimated cost of $1.35 Million.

Peytonville Avenue Storm Drain and Sidewalk Improvements

A construction award was approved to address drainage at N. Peytonville Avenue and Raven Bend Court.

The project’s scope is to include improvements on Raven Bend Court to intercept excess surface runoff to accommodate the influx of stormwater.

Improvements will include an underground system for stormwater management, a concrete-lined ditch to convey stormwater, waterline relocation, and upsizing the waterline. This project also includes closing the existing gap on the sidewalk located on Peytonville Avenue to enhance pedestrian safety.

This project is anticipated to start late spring – early summer of 2022, franchise utility relocation permitting, and is estimated to cost $952,269.

As the City continues to expand in the number of residents and businesses locating to the area, so does the initiative to increase traffic management initiatives and maintain high-quality public assets.

For more information, including updates, visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

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