UPDATE 2-21-2013 – The City of Southlake would like to make all drivers aware that the contractor for the City’s sidewalk project has requested lane closures from February 22nd – March 8th. This close will affect the following areas:
These closures will be in effect 9:00am to 3:00pm daily.
UPDATE 2-1-2013 – The City of Southlake would like to make all drivers aware that the outside lanes of the Southlake Boulevard eastbound will be closed between Pearson and Davis Boulevard from 2/4/2013 through 2/8/2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. due to the Southlake Boulevard sidewalk project.
A pre-construction meeting was held with Jagoe Public Co. and TxDOT on Thursday, January 24th, for the FM 1709 sidewalk project. Beginning Monday, January 28, 2013, the TxDOT contractor, Jagoe, will be potholing and collecting survey data needed for the sidewalk project.
In order to collect this data, TxDOT’s contractor will need to temporarily close lane segments along FM 1709 for short periods of time at various locations. Once construction of the sidewalks begins, the lane closures will be daily between the hours of 9am and 3pm. All efforts will be made to minimize the impact to the commuting public during peak traffic hours, and electronic message boards will be placed along FM 1709 to inform motorists. This project will take approximately 6 months to complete. For questions, please contact City of Southlake Public Works department at 817-748-8098 or visit CityofSouthlake.com.
The Public Works’ Streets and Drainage division will be extending the southbound right turn lane on Randol Mill Avenue at FM 1709 (Southlake Blvd.) over the next several weeks. Since the opening of Phase 1 of FM 1938, which widened Davis Blvd. through Westlake from SH114 to the Randol Mill Bend, southbound commuters have been experiencing significant traffic backups near the intersection at FM 1709. Feedback from the community brought this issue to the attention of the Public Works Director and staff.
While the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 is scheduled to be widened as part of the FM 1938 Phase 2 project through Southlake, these improvements will take several years to construct. To increase the capacity of traffic flowing through the intersection now and reduce the current congestion in the afternoon peak traffic hours, the right turn lane on Randol Mill Avenue will be extended north for approximately 200 feet. This will create a right turn lane storage bay and will allow more vehicles into the intersection. For questions regarding this project, please call Public Works at 817-748-8098.