Parents and kids are enjoying the last few weeks of summer before heading back-to-school! Preparations are already underway for Carroll Independent School teachers and administrators. If you don’t have it marked yet on your calendar, the first day of school for CISD students is Monday, August 22, 2016.
The Southlake Police Department is also busy preparing and planning for back-to-school traffic. School Resource Officers (SROs) will be on campus to help keep traffic moving smoothly as parents drop off and pick-up their children.
A School Resource Officer will be on each campus to assist students and teachers when classes begin, as well as throughout the school year. We hope that you will look for opportunities to meet your child’s SRO during ‘Back-to-School’ events. If you are new to the school district and want to learn more about your child’s SRO we have provided a link for you School Resource Officers (SROs).
During the first week of school, additional police officers will help keep an eye on traffic in and around area schools. Officers will make sure drivers slow down and watch for students getting into and out of vehicles or buses near school zones.
Drivers are also reminded to use extra caution and watch for children on bicycles crossing streets and intersections. “Our number one priority is to make sure students arrive safely to school. Drivers can help keep our children safe by planning ahead and allowing themselves extra time to get to their destination,” said Police Chief James Brandon.
And in if parents haven’t heard yet, contractors are preparing for the installation of a new traffic signal light at the North White Chapel and Ascot Drive intersection. Crews are working to get the signal installed and operational prior to the start of the school year. Once installed, the signal will help ensure the safety of students crossing the street at this location as well as help manage traffic along North White Chapel Boulevard. Updates on the progress of the signal installation will be provided weekly and posted to mysouthlakenews.com and the DPS and City’s social media sites.
The Southlake Police Department also has a few tips to help drivers and parents navigate the first week back-to-school:
You can find more information on Carroll ISD’s start time for classes and additional back-to-school information.
Working together, we can ensure a safe and successful school year for everyone.
The paving of Sam School Road has begun and drivers should start seeing new progress on this developer driven road project.
In mid-2015, Centurion American began a roadway project to realign Sam School Road with North Peytonville Avenue. The work is part of their Southlake Meadows subdivision development project and is a preparatory step for the construction of a future roundabout at Sam School Road, Dove Road and North Peytonville Avenue.
Work ran into some challenges however, and, as a result of those challenges, delays. The City delays haven’t gone unnoticed with social media and email comments about the project’s timeline and questions about why work hasn’t been completed.
Now that paving is underway, it should be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting. Once the paving is complete, the road will remain closed to test the concrete and to ensure that it’s strong enough for traffic. Testing is expected to last at least a week (weather permitting). If the tests are successful, it’s anticipated that the road will re-open shortly afterward.
The paving of the road is an important milestone and puts the project one-step closer to completion – with a newly aligned road and roundabout. Look for future updates on the City’s social media pages and MySouthlakeNews.com.
FM 1938 from FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) to Johnson Road closed nightly from July 26, 2015 to July 29, 2015.
Beginning Sunday, July 26, 2015, between 8:00pm to 6:00am, FM 1938 is planned to be closed north of FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) to Johnson Road to perform storm drainage installation (see map). Driveways located within this section will be blocked as needed to prevent traffic from entering the work area.
The road will be closed nightly until Wednesday morning, July 29, 2015.
Motorists should seek alternate routes during this time period.
Look Ahead: Work at the FM 1938/FM 1709 intersection is expected to begin the week of July 26, 2015. Specifics will be communicated when more information is available.