There’s been a lot of activity in the area of N. White Chapel and Highland, and it’s about to get even more active. In order for the new roundabout to really start taking shape, crews will be closing the east leg of the Highland Street and N. White Chapel intersection.
Weather permitting; the closure will start after the morning rush on Monday, April 22 and will include approximately 500 feet of E. Highland leading up to N. White Chapel. Much like the closure there in February, vehicles will not be able to turn east onto Highland from N. White Chapel or cross the intersection as they drive west. Vehicles coming from the west (from Peytonville or Shady Oaks) will be diverted north or south on N. White Chapel. Vehicles will still be able to turn west onto Highland from N. White Chapel or continue north and south on N. White Chapel.
This closure is expected to last about a month and a half. Once completed, this leg will then be reopened to northbound traffic only. One significant difference with this closure is that access to New Day Church will be impacted. A new entrance for the church is being constructed on N. White Chapel.
“We’d like to encourage drivers to seek alternate routes and try and avoid the intersection while the work is being completed,” notes City Engineer and Deputy Director of Public Works Kyle Hogue. “We are expecting significant delays during the morning and afternoon rush periods, so finding an alternate route might add distance to your trip, but could end up saving you time in the end. Safety is our number one priority, and the extra congestion in construction zones always calls for you to be more aware of your surroundings. If you do have to drive through the intersection, take your time and follow the posted speed limit. We want everyone to get to where they need to be, that includes our crews making it home at the end of the day.”
As with the February closure, City staff will work with contractors to monitor traffic through this intersection during construction. Feedback from residents and motorists can be helpful in making traffic adjustments. If there are problems or concerns we’d like to hear from you. There are several ways to reach out to us. The Southlake Mobility Facebook page is a great and easy-to-access resource, or you can contact us through the Connect Southlake website.
In anticipation of this closure, crews have been busy working on the new roadway surrounding the intersection. They have been making great progress on the southbound lanes with subgrade preparation (creating a level surface for the new roadway) and hope to start paving soon.
Contractors are right on schedule with the N. White Chapel widening project, located between Highland and SH 114.
A recent lane shift has allowed the contractor to begin installing utility infrastructure. This includes water, sewer, and drainage. Next will be the installation of a 12-inch waterline, scheduled to begin in the next couple of weeks.
As always, motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone.
Keep up-to-date with this project by following the new Southlake Mobility page on Facebook, sign up for the mobility email list, look for stories on My Southlake News and check out the project webpage on the City website.
The N. White Chapel widening project, between Highland and SH 114, is well underway and moving along schedule. Motorists can expect to see more orange barrels when construction picks up at the end of the school year.
As part of the first stages of the project, utility relocation work continues. As the work progresses to the next stages of the project, there will be some rolling lane closures to accommodate construction. Pavement for a temporary lane will be constructed in the next couple of weeks.
A tentative road closure is set for Saturday, June 2 in order for the contractor to safely make a utility crossing. As final preparations are made, more will be communicated to help ensure a safe closure. Message boards will also be in place several days before a closure happens.
“Safety is always one of our top priorities,” said Director of Public Work Rob Cohen. “When we started this project we said we anticipated work to take approximately 18 months to complete. This part of the project is just the start. As always, I’d like to remind motorists to be aware of their surroundings while they drive through a construction zone and keep an eye out for the workers.”
There are several ways to keep up-to-date with the project. Follow the new Southlake Mobility page on Facebook, sign up for the mobility email list, look for stories on My Southlake News and check out the project webpage.
As part of the Phase II, N. Kimball Ave. Roadway Improvement Project, the side roads along the east side of Kimball will be temporarily closed due to a traffic switch on to the newly placed permanent southbound concrete lanes. The road closure is required for the demolition, subgrade preparation and temporary paving of the intersections and to connect them to the new lanes. The streets impacted are: Patterson Way, Yeargain Ct., Shady Lane, Cripple Creek Trail, Tumbleweed Trail and Panhandle Drive.
The traffic switch will take place Monday, May 19 as barricades are relocated to allow traffic on to the new pavement. The above mentioned streets will not have access to the new pavement until the demolition and temporary pavement are put in place. Patterson Way, Yeargain Ct., Shady Lane and Panhandle Drive are the critical streets and will require closures between 9am to 3pm. All streets are expected to be opened back up to traffic by the end of the day
UPDATE 5/12/2014 – The recent thunderstorms have delayed the re-opening of Highland Avenue until May 18th.
“A major milestone was reached this week as the paving of a significant portion of the west side of N. Kimball Avenue, from Dove Road to Kirkwood Boulevard, was completed,” – Robert Price, P.E. Southlake Director of Public Works.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 and Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 187 trucks placed 1870 cubic yards of concrete along the west side of N. Kimball Avenue. The new concrete will require time to harden and gain a minimum strength before traffic can safely ride on top of the road.
It is important to note that the placing of the concrete comes after an extensive construction process. Contractors will now focus on completing driveways which are necessary to provide ongoing access for adjacent property owners.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that beginning Monday, April 28, 2014, Highland Avenue will be closed for construction of the west side of the intersection at N. Kimball Avenue for several weeks. Weather permitting, Highland Avenue will re-open the week of May 12, 2014.
Pending completion of all driveways and the construction of the Highland Avenue segment, traffic will be placed onto the new pavement on N. Kimball Ave. City contractors will then begin construction on the east side of N. Kimball Avenue.
For further information, please visit the project webpage here.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Southlake Public Works Engineer, Steve Anderson, P.E., CFM at 817-748-8101.
A small section of E. Highland Street, from Sunshine Lane to N. Kimball Avenue (see map below), will be closed to thru traffic, beginning Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and will remain closed through the week of May 12, 2014—weather permitting.
During this time, work crews will be onsite demolishing, grading and paving E. Highland Street, approximately 200 feet west of N. Kimball Avenue intersection.
Please be aware of the construction and crews in this area and make alternate travel arrangements.
Traffic moving northbound and southbound on N. Kimball Avenue, as well as local traffic from Sunshine Lane will not be affected by this construction.
This project is part of the N. Kimball Avenue, Phase II Roadway Improvement Project.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Southlake Public Works Operations at 817-748-8082.
Utility work at Highland from North Kimball to Sunshine Lane will begin (weather permitting) Wednesday, December 18th and be completed on Thursday, December 19th. The street will be closed to thru traffic on those days as construction crews install water and sewer utility lines through the intersection.
In the coming days, motorists will notice electronic message boards at key points near the construction zone communicating the impending road closure. Please be aware of the message boards and plan for alternate routes on the construction days.
Residents of Andre Ct and Stanhope Court will continue to have access to their cul-de-sac coming from the west of Sunshine Ln.
The City respectfully asks that all travelers remain patient throughout this process. We understand that inconveniences will occur due to the construction but know that the City is committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.
The City also asks that all travelers remain patient throughout this process. We understand that inconveniences will occur due to the construction but know that the City is committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.
Deputy Director of Public works, Cheryl Taylor states, “Getting this work done is incredibly important. The utility work is part of Phase II of the North Kimball Avenue Widening and will allow for further progression on this significant roadway project.”
For more information regarding the North Kimball Avenue Improvement Project, please contact Steven Anderson, P.E. in the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098. For additional information about N. Kimball Avenue project, please visit the project web page.