Tuesday, October 26, 2021

FM 1938 Moves Towards Summer 2019 Completion

TxDOT recently announced that the FM 1938 project is entering its final stages.

Myers Meadow screening wall on FM 1938

Myers Meadow screening wall on FM 1938

On the street’s east side, the construction of the screen wall adjacent to Myers Meadow is underway with column construction and panel placement.

Placement of the underground box culvert storm drains on the project’s north end are complete. Now crews are working on the roadway construction for the new northbound lanes from Brookforest Drive/Kingwood Drive to Randol Mill Avenue. Construction of the southbound lanes will follow once the northbound lanes are finished.

TxDOT has estimated the project will be complete this summer. The 30 mph speed limit will stay in place until that time.

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End in Sight for TxDOT FM 1938 Project

The good news is that the TxDOT FM 1938 widening project has made significant progress in the last few months. The construction of the underground drainage structure has been completed, and construction of the Myers Meadows screening wall is well underway.

The not so great news is that until these final phases are completed, the area will remain a work zone. Work to be done includes:

  • Completion of a screening wall along the Myers Meadow subdivision and
  • Paving the remaining north and southbound lanes at the north end of the project.

As work continues, the light at the end of the tunnel grows brighter. Now that the drainage structure has been completed, paving operations for the remaining area at the north end of the project are expected to start in the coming weeks. In the last few weeks, crews have been focused on backfilling the massive drainage structure. The new northbound lanes are expected to be completed in the next month or so then traffic will be switched again to allow for the construction of the southbound lanes.

“We know this TxDOT project has taken much longer than anticipated, but like many construction projects, it’s hit a few snags along the way. The good news is the end is in sight,” notes Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “Once completed this FM 1938 corridor will be a great addition to the City of Southlake and provide more connectivity to SH 114. We’re looking forward to it.”

The Myers Meadow screening wall underground utility relocations have been completed allowing crews to continue the construction of the screening wall. In the last few weeks, underground piers have been completed, and concrete work on the columns has started. Once the columns are complete the next step will be to install the wall panels. Work on the screening wall is expected to last a couple more months. Once completed, the wall will be a welcome aesthetic barrier from the road for the Myers Meadow subdivision.

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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.

FM 1938 Construction Near Myers Meadow Gets Underway

Starting August 6, TxDOT is planning to close the northbound outside (right) lane on FM 1938 from just north of FM 1709 (Southlake Blvd) to near Camden Circle.

The closure is to allow crews to start construction of the screen wall adjacent to the Myers Meadow subdivision located on the east side of FM 1938. Drivers should be aware that the lane will remain closed and will result in a single northbound thru lane around the work zone until the screen wall work is completed at the end of October.

As a reminder, while construction work is being completed, the entire FM 1938 corridor is considered a construction zone and the current speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

Stay up-to-date with construction updates by following the Southlake Mobility page on Facebook.

Landscaping is in on FM 1938

The median landscaping on FM 1938 is starting to come together as the City’s contractor wraps up its work.

Meanwhile, the contractor continues to prepare for the construction of the Myers Meadow screening wall. Once construction of the screening wall begins, lane closures will be in place for the duration of the project.

The lane re-configuration at the north end of FM 1938, north of Beam Drive, is still in place as the drainage improvements are ongoing. Drivers can expect the lane switch to remain in place until further notice.

As a reminder, while construction work is being completed, the entire FM 1938 corridor is considered a construction zone and the current speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

Stay up-to-date with construction updates by following the Southlake Mobility page on Facebook.

FM 1938 Landscape Median

New landscaping in on FM 1938

FM 1938 Landscape Trees

New trees in on FM 1938

FM 1938 Lane Switch Starting June 11

Drivers can expect a lane switch on FM 1938, north of Beam Drive starting next week, June 11.

TxDOT has informed us that they plan to install a new transition at the north end of the FM 1938 project, north of Beam Drive, starting next week.  According to TxDOT, two-way traffic will be switched over to the west side of the median the week of June 11.  This transition must be implemented to allow for the drainage improvements to progress.

FM 1938 Map of Traffic Switch

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Progress continues on FM 1938

Construction work along FM 1938 continued to make progress in the month of April.

Utility relocation along the Myer’s Meadow subdivision is underway. Tri-County Electric has completed their relocates while the other utility relocations are underway. Once utility work is complete construction of the screening wall will begin. Lane closures are expected for the duration of the screening wall construction.

TxDOT’s contractor continues to make headway on the underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive. The structure is being constructed to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938.

This northern portion of the project is expected to be complete by next winter.

As a reminder, while this construction work is being completed, the entire corridor is considered a construction zone and the construction speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

April 2018 FM 1938 Road Construction Updates

The City has some updated information about road construction on FM 1938.

First, the relocation of utilities along the Myer’s Meadow subdivision is scheduled to start this week which will allow the construction of the screening wall located on the east side of FM 1938 to commence. Lane closures are expected for the duration of the screening wall construction.

TxDOT’s contractor is approximately 30% complete with the underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive. The structure is being constructed to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938.

This northern portion of the project is expected to be complete by next winter.

Also, the City and TxDOT are working on a way to ease congestion at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and FM 1938. A recent Facebook post asked about right-turn-only lane at northbound FM 1938 at Southlake Boulevard. The recently modified TxDOT signal at this intersection was not designed to accommodate a northbound, right turn only lane as was the case before the modifications. The staff has received a number of questions and observed significant back-ups due to the current configuration. After discussions with TxDOT, staff engaged a consultant to study the intersection and provide recommendations for modifications to the traffic signal to make it operate more efficiently. Reinstatement of the FM 1938 northbound right-turn-only lane is certainly one of the options being explored. There is no timeline for the signal modifications at this point however our consultant is currently working on deliverables for TxDOT. We will keep you updated.

Keep in mind that while all of this work is being completed, the entire corridor is considered a construction zone and the construction speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

FM 1938 Update: Work Started on Underground Drainage Structure

On Monday, December 11 heavy excavation for the construction of an underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive started.

Construction of a large underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive was included in the overall construction project to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938. Unexpected site conditions and historic rain fall caused complications during and after the original installation of these facilities resulting in an extensive investigation. The findings led TxDOT to select a totally different product and type of construction for the replacement of these facilities.

FM 1938 WORK ZONEMotorists should expect that storm drain construction will take place behind the existing barricades between Beam Drive and Randol Mill. No lane closures will be necessary; however, construction crews will need to periodically stop traffic to allow vehicles and equipment to enter the work area.

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