Sunday, September 26, 2021

Resurfacing on Continental Blvd. Set to Start Monday, June 11

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.

Continental Resurfacing Map

Construction Update: FM 1938

We recently received a couple of questions about the status of the road construction project on FM 1938 and wanted to provide an update. First, thank you for your patience with us as we continue to work with TxDOT on this project. We understand the inconvenience and look forward to the completion of the project.

While it may seem that the project has been completed, there are still a few significant tasks that remain.

Landscaping along the corridor

The landscape installation is almost done from Florence Road south. City staff is working with the contractor hired by TxDOT to ensure landscape work is completed and in line with the contract requirements.

Myers Meadow subdivision screening wall

Another part of the project that still remains is the construction of a stonework screening wall on the east side of FM 1938 along the Myers Meadow subdivision. The project team has encountered a number of construction issues with the proposed screening wall. The design engineer has been working with the TxDOT’s contractor to resolve the issues. Once crews are ready to begin construction, there will be periodic lane closures.

Underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive

Construction of a large underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive was included in the overall project to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938. Unexpected site conditions and historic rain fall caused complications during the original paving operations. After extensive investigation, TxDOT decided to go with a completely different type of construction. This change has caused unexpected design and funding delays. At this point, there is not a schedule for the reconstruction of this drainage system; however it remains a top priority for TxDOT.

While all of this work is being completed, the entire corridor is considered a construction zone and the construction speed limit will remain posted until the project is completed. The speed limit will be adjusted when the project is complete.

Thank you again for your patience during this project. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

TxDot Confirms Anticipated Completion of Davis Boulevard to be Summer 2017

TxDot now confirms anticipated completion of the Davis (FM 1938) Boulevard project will be Summer 2017.

TxDot recently confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) intersection by the end of the year. TxDot states that reconstruction is substantially complete with all through lanes on FM 1709 open, and that some work is still ongoing on the north side of the intersection and occasional lane closures will still be necessary. TxDot also says that sometime in January, weather permitting, that all other lanes at the intersection will be open when the taper to one lane north of the intersection is moved further to the north.

TxDOT has informed the City that a traffic switch on Davis will occur on Friday, December 30th. Northbound traffic will be routed to the newly completed pavement.

TxDOT uses social media accounts (created in September of this year) to aid with the communication of road closures and progress updates to Davis Boulevard. You can “like” the FM1938Mobility page on Facebook or “follow” FM1938Mobility on Twitter for the latest updates.

The City of Southlake will continue to keep you updated through the City of Southlake, TX – Government Facebook page and City of Southlake Twitter page.  You can also find information at the Southlake DPS Facebook page and the Southlake DPS Twitter page. Also, information will be updated on the City’s FM 1938 Road Construction page. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Stephen Ranft from TxDOT at 817-462-0520 or Alex Ayala from the City of Southlake at 817-748-8274.

Davis Boulevard (FM 1938) Closed from 9/24-9/26

A portion of Davis Boulevard (FM 1938) will be closed from Saturday, September 24th through Monday at 5:00 a.m., September 26th.

Beginning Saturday morning, September 24th through 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 26th motorists driving on Davis Boulevard (FM 1938) will notice the road closure and detours set up to guide motorists onto Fawkes Lane and Florence Road.  The closure will mainly affect commuters during the weekend.

This closure is necessary in order to install a traffic switch lane between the new pavement section and the existing Davis Boulevard roadway.  TxDOT and Austin Bridge & Road (ABR) plan to have FM 1938 open to through traffic by 5:00 a.m. Monday (9/26) morning.

This traffic switch is a milestone which indicates that TxDOT and ABR have completed a new section of roadway.  It also means a temporary inconvenience due to the construction activity.  With that in mind, motorists should be aware of the upcoming closure between 5 AM on Saturday, September 24th and 5 AM, Monday, September 26th and plan accordingly.

The City of Southlake is committed to providing residents with progress reports on the Davis Boulevard (FM 1938 Phase II Widening Project) construction via the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and DPS webpages.  Please check these sources for periodic updates.  If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Stephen Ranft (TxDOT) at 817-462-0520 or Alex Ayala (City of Southlake) at 817-748-8274.

Once again, we thank you for your co-operation during this construction.

Update 9/23/2016: There is a chance of rain between late Friday night (tonight) and Saturday morning. If rain fall occurs, this will cause the construction activity to be postponed.

FM 1938 Update – Lovegrass Lane is Open (For Now)

Lovegrass Lane

Looking east to Lovegrass Lane

Lovegrass Lane is open and will remain open for approximately two weeks while TxDOT continues to work along FM 1938.

Earlier this week, TxDOT contractors opened Lovegrass Lane to traffic.  The road, which was closed mid-May, will be open for approximately two-weeks while TxDOT contractors focus on roadway construction in other areas along FM 1938.   The opening of Lovegrass Lane will provide a temporary relief point along northbound FM 1938, as well as access to and from Southlake Boulevard.

Motorists are encouraged to check traffic conditions before heading out and to plan trips accordingly.

For questions about the FM 1938 project, contact Stephen Ranft – TxDOT Mobility Coordinator – at 817-462-0520 or fm1938mobility@gmail.com.

FM 1938 Update – Lovegrass Lane to be closed

The FM 1938 project continues to move forward as Lovegrass Lane is expected to be closed starting Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Lovegrass Ln Detour May 2016

Lovegrass Lane Closure Detour Map

Beginning Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (weather permitting), TxDOT contractors plan to close Lovegrass Lane at FM 1938 in order to perform roadway construction in the area. The closure is expected to happen around 6:00 a.m. and will last approximately one week from the start date. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes to/from Lovegrass Lane and TxDOT has provided suggestions for those alternate routes (click here for a map).

Johnson Road at FM 1938 will remain open during the time that Lovegrass Lane is closed.

For questions about the FM 1938 project, contact Stephen Ranft – TxDOT Mobility Coordinator – at 817-462-0520 or fm1938mobility@gmail.com.

Fm 1938 TxDOT Construction Update – Week of December 20

Fm 1938 Storm Drain Installation Location

Fm 1938 Storm Drain Installation Location

TxDOT construction along FM 1938 continues the week of December 20th with the installation of storm drains between Florence Road and Fawkes Lane.

Beginning Tuesday, December 22, 2015, TxDOT crews will be installing underground storm drains along FM 1938 between Florence Road and Fawkes Lane. Lane closures are planned on this section of FM 1938 between  the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m .  Work is expected to be complete by end of day Wednesday, December  23, 2015.

Traffic will be affected for the duration of this closure and delays are likely due to the need to close down various lanes. Please exercise caution when traveling in the area and plan travel accordingly. Please remember: Lane closures and traffic switches are subject to changes due to weather and schedule.

For information about the FM 1938 roadway expansion, please click here. For questions, contract Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator, at fm1938mobility@gmail.com or 817-462-0520.

OBA – Top Rail Lane at FM 1938 to be closed

Top Rail Lane road closure per the FM 1938 Phase II widening project

Top Rail Lane road closure per the FM 1938 Phase II widening project

UPDATE:  This closure has been re-scheduled by the contractor to a later date.

Top Rail Lane at FM 1938 is planned to be closed beginning early Monday morning June 22, 2015 so that TxDOT contractors can  install reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) under the roadway.Weather permitting, the installation will be completed by the end of day Tuesday, June 23 and the road re-opened shortly afterward.

As the FM 1938 Phase II widening project continues to progress, please consider the following: Construction activity is increasing throughout the project limits.  While complete roadway and driveway closures may not occur at all locations, motorists can expect impacts due to reduced accessibility. Drivers are asked to slow down, while driving through the construction area.

For questions, please contact TxDOT Mobility Coordinator Stephen Ranft at 817-462-0520. For information on any upcoming work related to the FM 1938 widening project, email fm1938mobility@gmail.com and request to be added to their news blast.

Note: Lane closures and traffic switches are subject to changes due to weather and schedule.

FM 1938 Phase II – Intersection Construction is Coming

What the intersection at FM 1938 and Southlake Boulevard will look like at completion. Note the double turn-lanes on each side of the intersection.

What the intersection at FM 1938 and Southlake Boulevard will look like at completion. Note the double turn-lanes on each side of the intersection.

Update 1/6/15:  TxDOT construction at the intersection of FM 1938 and Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709), which was set to begin in January, will now begin in Spring 2015.

Please follow MySouthlakeNews.com and the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for future updates regarding the FM 1938 Phase II project. 

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Big changes are coming to Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) in 2015!

Beginning in January 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be making improvements to FM1938 at the Davis Boulevard/Southlake Boulevard intersection.  The improvements will include constructing dual left-turn lanes in all directions of the Davis Boulevard/Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) intersection. The goal of this construction is to improve traffic flow through the intersection and to help ease traffic congestion along Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) and FM 1938.

Traffic flow and congestion at this intersection was one of the most talked about items during the 2013 Citizen’s Survey. At the time the survey was being conducted, design of the Davis Boulevard/Southlake Boulevard intersection was underway as part of the FM 1938 Roadway Project.  Since then, significant work has been done along FM 1938 to prepare for this construction, such as the City water & sewer utility relocation. This intersection work represents the next major step in the FM 1938 Phase II project.

When the construction begins, it’s advised that motorists seek alternate routes to access Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709). Additionally, it’s expected that traffic delays near the intersection will increase because of the work being done. We appreciate your patience during this important and necessary construction and just know that the end result will be an intersection that addresses many of the traffic and congestion problems.

Over the next several weeks, the City will continue to communicate important project information.  Drivers should expect to see message boards placed near the intersection.  The Office of Traffic Management, which will assist in organizing traffic control efforts, will communicate possible alternate routes along the roadway portion of the construction and provide additional information  as we move closer to the start date. Once the project begins, the City will communicate regularly providing status updates regularly.

In the meantime, plan to join us December 9, 2014 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. for the Expanding Mobility SPIN Town Hall forum. This event will host panelist from the City and our state and regional partners who will expand on the traffic and mobility situation in Southlake and surrounding areas. Visit here to submit your own questions and join the conversation.

For additional information, please visit the Expanding Mobility webpage to learn about how the City is addressing the traffic and mobility issue and to access the Southlake 2030 Mobility Master Plan.