Motorists can now enjoy a much smoother ride on Continental Blvd. thanks to the partnership between the City of Southlake and Tarrant County Precinct No. 3.
The nearly three-mile project spanned from Davis Blvd. east to 600 feet past the Byron Nelson Parkway intersection.
“With this being such a busy area of the City, we’re glad to have this project completed on time,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “These types of improvements are important for improving mobility in Southlake. Helping people get around as efficiently and safely as possible is always going to be one of our top priorities.”
Southlake Public Works Streets Division, along with Tarrant County, completed the three phase project that included milling, asphalt resurfacing and striping and pavement marking. The new pavement markings will help increase visibility and safety for motorists and pedestrians.
In March 2018, City Council approved moving forward with the $450,000 investment. The annual joint project with Tarrant County serves as a cost savings to the city.
A project to complete the remaining portion of Continental Blvd. from Byron Nelson Parkway to S. Kimball Ave. will be included as part of the FY 2019 Budget.
Learn more about roadway projects in Southlake here.
Continental Blvd. is about to drive a lot smoother. Motorists can expect slower traffic and some delays on E. & W. Continental Blvd., between Davis Blvd. and Byron Nelson Parkway, as resurfacing construction is set to start on Monday.
Construction work will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is expected to last until July 6. While work is being completed there will be temporary lane closures affecting both east and westbound motorist. Traffic control personnel will be on site to help direct traffic.
Southlake Public Works Streets Division is partnering with Tarrant County, a cost-saving measure, to complete this project, which will be done in three phases. Weather permitting, here is the expected schedule for the project:
Phase I: Milling work will begin Monday, June 11 and continue through Friday, June 15.
Phase II: Asphalt resurfacing will begin Monday, June 18 and continue through Friday, June 29
Phase III: Striping and pavement marking will run simultaneously with paving and is expected to be completed by July 6.
As a reminder, motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic, and plan accordingly for additional travel times.
Please contact Public Works Operations (817) 748-8082 with any questions.
On February 25, 2013 the City of Southlake Public Works staff will be re-constructing Lilac lane from Pine Street east to Byron Nelson Parkway with anticipated completion on March 22, 2013 (weather permitting).
Due to recent sewer failure, the road has begun to dip. The re-construction will fix this issue as well as ease traffic congestion, a top concern of residents in the 2011 Citizen Survey.
Lilac Lane will remain open to local and through traffic during the designated construction hours of 8am to 4pm although traffic delays should be anticipated. Seek alternative routes when possible. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Supervisor Joe Walsh at 817-748-8604.