Monday, August 2, 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.

Visit and like the Southlake Mobility Facebook page for the latest information on Southlake’s road construction projects.

 

 

 

Davis Boulevard Intersection: Just a Few More Weeks!

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Austin-Bridge and Road have confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) Boulevard intersection by the end of this year.

The City of Southlake over the past year and a half has received dozens of phone calls, e-mails, and social media posts with feedback on the Davis Boulevard construction. “We understand how difficult this construction project has made driving in that area, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” says Director of Public Works, Rob Cohen.

TxDOT is making improvements to Davis Blvd, and it is the largest construction project in the City of Southlake. The Davis Blvd construction is a two-phase construction project. Phase 1 was completed in Fall of 2012, and it runs through Westlake. Phase 1 has a six-lane divided roadway with raised curb medians to Randol Mill Road. Phase 2 is what is presently being constructed. The construction for Phase 2 began in March of 2015. Phase 2 will include a four-lane roadway with raised curb medians from Randol Mill Road to Southlake Blvd. The improvements at the intersection of Davis and Southlake Blvd will provide dual left turn lanes to enhance mobility through the intersection.

Austin-Bridge and Road is presently working towards finishing the pavements markings in order to be able to open up all three through lanes for the westbound and eastbound directions of travel.

TxDOT recently maximized the timing of the signal at the Davis and Southlake Blvd intersection. According to TxDOT, the current timing is the maximum allowable time needed in order to keep traffic flowing between all intersections from Pearson Road to SH 114 along Southlake Blvd, and any more increases in time in either direction of the intersection will only cause delays at other intersections along the Southlake Blvd corridor.

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.

Fm 1938 Update – Paving Begins on FM 1938 Construction Project

Paved section of FM 1938 between Top Rail and Johnson Rd.

Paved section of FM 1938 between Top Rail and Johnson Rd.

Paving of FM 1938 from the Carpe Diem School to Dream Maker/Gifford Ct began this week as the FM 1938 Phase II project reaches another milestone.

Motorists should notice some significant work being done on FM 1938/Randol Mill Road this week as TxDOT crews began paving a section of FM 1938 from the Carpe Diem School to Dream Maker/Gifford Court.  Work is being done in the evenings after 7:00pm in order to minimize impacts to traffic and the paving is expected to last the next several weeks. If you are traveling in the area while the work is being done, please exercise caution.

TxDOT has also requested that motorists do not pass the barricades and drive on the new pavement.  Pedestrians should also avoid walking on the new pavement while the barricades are up. This is not only for your safety, but also necessary to ensure that the pavement hardens in a timely manner. Driving and/or walking on the road while it’s hardening could cause delays  to the project.

For additional information about this project,  visit the project page here.   For questions, please contact TxDOT Mobility Coordinator Stephen Ranft at (phone number) and fm1938mobility@gmail.com.

FM 1938 Construction Update – Lane closures at Southlake Blvd.

FM-1938-ConstructionTxDOT will close the outside lane of traffic on southbound FM 1938 at the Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) intersection tomorrow, December 11, 2015.

Starting at 9:00am, the outside lane of FM 1938 at the northwest corner of the  FM 1709 intersection will act as a staging area for trucks and workers clearing construction debris. The lane closure is expected to last until 3:30pm.

Traffic will be affected for the duration of this closure and delays are likely. Please exercise caution when traveling in the area. 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.com or 817-462-0520.

FM 1938 Intersection Work to Begin Monday, 8/10

Approximate area of lane closures

Approximate area of lane closures

Some major changes are happening at the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) as part of the FM 1938 Phase II project.

Beginning the week of August 10, 2015, TxDOT will be closing various lanes along east and westbound FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) and north and southbound FM 1938 in preparation for construction on the intersection.  Motorists can expect the following:

  • The outside lane on FM 1709 westbound and on FM 1938 north of the intersection are planned to be closed indefinitely beginning Monday evening, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. to install concrete traffic barrier and begin construction activity at the intersection.
  • The outside lane on FM 1709 eastbound and on FM 1938 south of the intersection are planned to be closed indefinitely beginning Tuesday evening, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. to install concrete traffic barrier and begin construction activity at the intersection.

Several access driveways near the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 are also planned to be closed indefinitely beginning Monday August 10 (click here for driveway closure locations). The driveways will be closed until further notice while construction activity occurs in this area. Please use alternate driveways to access your destination.

Additional various lane closures may occur at this location beginning Wednesday evening, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. to Thursday morning, August 13 at 6:00 a.m., if necessary.

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Work on the intersection is a major milestone in the FM 1938 Phase II project and once it’s complete, will add dual left turn lanes on all sides of the intersection. This will improve mobility and traffic flow in the area and address major traffic concerns stemming from an increase in cars along FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard). Until it’s complete however, we ask for patience for the duration of the work. City staff will be working with TxDOT to provide regular updates. Please make sure to check the cityofsouthlake.com and the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the FM 1938 construction.

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

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

Please slow down, use caution and have patience while traveling through the construction area.

FM 1938 Construction Update – Week of July 26, 2015

Closure from FM 1709 to Johnson Road

Closure from FM 1709 to Johnson Road

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.

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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.

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.