Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Southlake’s Pavement Marking Program: Keeping Our Roads Safe

Contractors will be on site to remove and replace faded striping on Brumlow Avenue between E. Continental Boulevard and SH 26 and along S. Kimball Avenue between FM 1709 and SH 26 starting Tuesday, June 9, weather permitting. This roadwork is a part of the Traffic Management Division’s annual citywide pavement marking program. 

Throughout the calendar year, the Southlake Mobility Team collects marking requests from residents, businesses, staff and school zone evaluations. The City then hires a contractor to address all of the requests during the late spring and early summers when traffic volumes are lower.  Grouping the requests allows them to be addressed more efficiently.

“The City is committed to keeping markings visible and in good condition on roads in Southlake so that drivers and pedestrians are safe,” said Transportation Manager Stephanie Taylor. “We want our residents and visitors to be able to navigate Southlake efficiently and safely.”

For more information about mobility in Southlake, please follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

Countdown to Continental

Grab your walking shoes because the Continental Sidewalk will be open soon.

The four-mile sidewalk trail will loop all the way around connecting FM 1709, S. Kimball Avenue and S. Carroll Avenue giving pedestrians easy access to parks, businesses, neighborhoods and multiple schools.

Over the last few weeks, contractors have cleaned up and added the finishing touches to landscaping and culvert crossings. Only a few minor details remain. The handrail installation is almost complete and crossbars are expected to be installed next week.

This sidewalk segment is part of the City’s 2030 Mobility Master Plan, a plan that identifies opportunities to reduce traffic congestion while simultaneously promoting the needs of residents, businesses, visitors and pedestrians.

The Continental Sidewalk Project portion of the plan is estimated to cost $317,000 and funding was made within the General Fund’s City Pathways Program.

For updates on this and other Southlake Mobility projects, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook and visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

Expanding Mobility: More Improvements to come on Continental Boulevard

The drive on Continental Boulevard will continue to make progress thanks to two new engineering agreements approved at the December 4 City Council meeting. Improvements are coming to the Continental intersections at FM 1938 and Peytonville Avenue.

As a major Southlake thoroughfare, Continental Boulevard improvements were included in the Mobility Master Plan adopted in 2016. The mobility plan identifies the transportation needs of the City and provides solutions to help make improvements to roads, sidewalks and trails.

The new engineering agreements will allow for the design work on these projects to begin. Construction is not expected to begin before FY2020.

FM 1938 and Continental Boulevard

Improvements to this intersection include widening Union Church Road to add dedicated right and left turn lanes as well as a dedicated eastbound through lane onto FM 1938. Sidewalks will also be added to the existing sidewalks along the north side of Union Church Road.

On the other side of FM 1938, two dedicated left-turn lanes for westbound traffic will be added to Continental. FM 1938 will get a dedicated right turn lane onto Continental, an extension of existing sidewalks and improvements to pedestrian crossings.

Peytonville Avenue and Continental Boulevard

A single-lane roundabout will be built to help aid the traffic congestion at the intersection, especially during school traffic peaks and added traffic from Koalaty Park visitors.

“We know this roundabout project will cause some traffic concerns during construction. But we already have a plan in place to install temporary traffic signals to maintain mobility through the intersection during the construction phase,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen.

Both of these projects are part of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects program. Visit ConnectSouthlake.com to stay up-to-date on these projects and all other Southlake mobility news.

Continental Blvd. Resurfacing Project Complete

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.

Continental Blvd Resurfacing MSN Interior Photo4“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. Continental Blvd Resurfacing MSN Interior Photo1

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.

Parts of Continental Blvd to be Re-surfaced This Summer

Continental Boulevard from Davis Boulevard to just east of Byron Nelson Parkway will be resurfaced this summer.

The City Council approved a joint agreement with Tarrant County at the March 6, 2018 meeting to move the $450,000 project forward.

“When complete, this resurfacing will give drivers a much smoother ride,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “This is a busy area of our City, and these types of investments are important to help people get around town as efficiently and safely as possible.”

As part of this partnership, the City will mill the roadway, make any necessary repairs, manage all traffic control, and be responsible for striping. The County will use their resources, including labor and heavy equipment, to pave the asphalt roadway.

This project is scheduled for summer 2018 to avoid school traffic and to minimize the impact on drivers.

For questions about this project please call (817) 748-8082.


Road Construction Alert for E. Continental Boulevard

A road construction alert to tell you about for Monday, November 27, 2017.

Southlake Public Works Streets & Drainage will continue with road repairs along the 1600 and 2100 blocks of E. Continental Blvd.  The work will continue until 3:00 p.m. to avoid peak periods of traffic.

One lane of E. Continental Blvd. will remain open at all times with flaggers directing traffic. Motorists can anticipate slow moving traffic and are asked to plan accordingly for additional travel times.

Weather permitting, construction at these locations are expected to be completed on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Please contact Public Works Operations (817) 748-8082 with any questions.

UPDATED: Orange Barrel Alert: Reconstruction of 2000-2100 Block Continental Blvd. Begins 3/24

Starting Monday March 24th, 2014, Southlake Public Works will begin the reconstruction of the 2000-2100 Blocks of Continental Blvd.

On Tuesday April 1st and Wednesday April  2nd between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm., it will be necessary to temporarily close the intersection of Crooked Lane at Continental Boulevard periodically through out the day to prevent vehicles from tracking through wet cement-related materials. Southlake Public Works Crews will work diligently to complete this process to reopen the intersection as quickly as possible. City personnel will be stationed at the intersections of Brookshire Drive and Crooked Lane and Continental Blvd. and Crooked Lane to redirect traffic during intersection  closures.

This project’s expected completion date is April 17th, 2014, weather permitting.

This reconstruction project addresses the Citizen Satisfaction Survey focus area of maintaining local streets and roads.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Southlake Public Works Operations at (817) 748-8082.