Monday, October 18, 2021

Davis and FM 1709 Overnight Construction Work

Overnight work continues at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Southlake Boulevard.

Workers are preparing the area for asphalt pavement overlay. Drivers can expect night time closures in the area for the next several weeks. Various night time lane closures can be expected at this location over the next several weeks.

Work is also going north of the intersection in preparation of new retaining wall between Wildwood Way, Brookforest and the new southbound lanes.

 

 

TxDOT to Begin FM 1938 Improvements

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FM 1938 Improvements project overview. Click on image for printable copy.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will soon start 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.  The image on the right provides a broad project overview.

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.

For more detailed information about this project, please visit the FM 1938 Phase II project page on the City of Southlake website. For specific questions about the FM 1938 construction project, contact:

Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator
Office: 817-462-0520
Email: fm1938mobility@gmail.com

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.