Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Orange Barrel Alert: Lane Closures at Kimball Ave. and Southlake Blvd.

Click map to enlarge. UPDATE 7/1 – Deceleration lane construction is ongoing at this intersection.  This is part of the Kimball Oaks development which will be located on the southwest corner of Kimball and Southlake Blvd.  The road construction component of the project is expected to be completed in late summer  Drivers are asked to use caution in the area.

UPDATE  6/6 – Construction crews needing to remove what’s left of an old wall on the site as well as the connecting sidewalks.  For safety reasons and to facilitate completion of this part of the project, workers are closing small sections of Kimball Avenue and Southlake Blvd.   Removal is expected to complete by next Friday 6/13.

Starting May 29th, traffic lanes at the corner of Kimball Ave. and Southlake Blvd. will be restricted due to a concrete wall demolition. These restrictions will affect traffic lanes on southbound Kimball Ave. and eastbound Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29 to Saturday, May 31.

For questions, please call Bryan Kardos, Chief Construction Inspector, at 817-748-8098.

Update on the N. Kimball Avenue Widening Project

Placing Pavement Kimball at Dove

Workers placing concrete as part of the Kimball Road Widening Project

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.

Orange Barrel Alert: E. Highland St. from Sunshine Ln. to N. Kimball Ave. Closed 4/28/2014 to 5/12/14

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.

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Traffic Changes & No U-Turn Signs Coming to S. Kimball Ave. near CISD Schools Monday (4/14)

On Monday, April 14, 2014 changes are coming to the drop-off patterns for both Dawson Middle and Eubanks Intermediate Schools, located in the 400-500 blocks of S. Kimball Avenue.

Drivers in the area should be aware of the following changes to the schools’ drop-off patterns (see map below):

  • Dawson Middle School (red arrows) drop-off point and pattern will remain as it currently is.  Student drop-off traffic will enter school property via the driveway that is located north of the school. After drop off of the Dawson students, vehicles will exit school property via the same driveway onto Kimball Avenue.
  • Eubanks Intermediate 5th grade students (blue arrows) will be dropped off in front of the school utilizing the circular driveway located in front of the school.
  • Eubanks Intermediate 6th grade students (blue arrows) will be dropped off behind the school utilizing the driveway located on the south side of the Eubanks School. After drop off of the Eubanks 6th grade students, vehicles will exit school property via the same driveway onto Kimball Avenue.

Due to decreased visibility caused by heavy traffic to the schools’ driveways, the City has posted two new “No U-turn” signs that will be in effect 7-9 am only, Monday-Friday.

NEW EIS-DMS (AM) drop off zones

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Highland from N. Kimball to Sunshine Ln. Closed to Thru Traffic December 18-19

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.

North Kimball Avenue and Kirkwood Boulevard to Dove Road Construction Begins Mid-September

The widening of the final section of Kimball Avenue from Kirkwood Boulevard to Dove Road is about to begin. Following extensive prep-work, such as acquiring all of the rights of way and relocating gas and electric utilities, the City Council awarded a construction contract to Pavecon, LTD at their August 20, 2013 regular meeting.  Construction is anticipated to begin mid-September and will last a year.

The widening of this final stretch along Kimball will be a significant construction project and will transform Kimball in a few important ways:

  • Widening of the road means that traffic flow will be improved.
  • Safety along Kimball will be enhanced with a better surface quality of the road, improved drainage for water runoff (which reduces the likelihood of flooding) and the installation of new street lights along the road.

As construction begins, travelers are likely to experience inconveniences along the Kimball corridor—slow traffic, congestion, or general traffic delays. The City is committed to maintaining two lanes of traffic open (one in each direction) and continuous access to all existing driveways, but delays may be likely. It’s with that in mind that the City respectfully asks that all travelers along Kimball remain patient throughout this process.

During construction, it is also imperative drivers:

  • Observe construction zone warning signs
  • Follow and obey designated traffic control devices (traffic lights, traffic signs, etc.).

An important goal of the project is to minimize inconvenience to motorists and to help protect those individuals working on the project. By observing construction zone warning signs and obeying traffic control devices, that goal can be achieved.

The Kimball project is important for the City of Southlake. The improvements along Kimball showcase a commitment to safety and a willingness to address the needs of a growing population. More importantly, the fact the project is a partnership between Southlake and Grapevine highlights a commitment to work with other cities to tackle regional problems and, ultimately, reduce costs for the City’s residents related to large-scale construction projects.

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.