Southlake City Council approved a $3 million funding agreement with TxDOT, during the December 4 City Council meeting, for the construction of east and westbound frontage roads along SH 114 between Kirkwood Boulevard and Dove Road.
“For those of you who are familiar with highway 114, the frontage road that mysteriously ends at Dove Road and then starts again in Trophy Club. So our goal is that you can take the frontage road all the way from Grapevine to Trophy Club,” Mayor Laura Hill stated during the City Council meeting.
This project will serve as a welcome addition along this stretch of the 114 corridor. Continued development along the corridor, particularly in Southlake, continues to increase traffic volumes throughout the region.
“Regional growth in recent year has increased the usage of SH 114 as a key east-west connector,” notes Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “This has made the need for capacity improvements such as the completion of the frontage roads more pressing.”
The City is constantly striving to develop an innovative mobility system to provide a safe, convenient and effective way for motorists to travel through Southlake. Foreseeing the growth of the 114 corridor and an increase in traffic volumes, the City engaged with consultants in April 2016 to manage and perform preconstruction activities for this project.
The map shows the proposed westbound frontage road. Completion of this project will eliminate the need for motorists to re-enter the highway at Dove Road in order to continue onto Kirkwood Boulevard. Next steps for this project include environmental studies and selecting contractors. Weather permitting; construction could start in late 2019.
As part of the Mobility Master Plan this project is just one of many current and future projects aimed at providing a safe and efficient network to allow for improved mobility in Southlake. You can stay up-to-date on this project and other CIP projects by visiting the CIP page on the City website.
Mobility in the north end of Southlake just got a little better, thanks to the widening of Kirkwood Boulevard between Stockton Drive and Tyler Street. The new four-lane roadway also includes new sidewalks on the west side of the road from Dove Road to Tyler.
The final piece of the project to be completed will be the median landscape, which is expected to be completed after the summer heat dissipates.
“This is another great mobility project we’re glad to have completed,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “It was designed and constructed to help Southlake motorists get where they want to go as safely and quickly as possible. I’m glad it is moving along on time and the major work was completed before back to school rush traffic increases across the city.”
A part of a Capital Improvement Plan project designed to help improve current and future mobility in the area, work on Kirkwood started last year. This section of Kirkwood was always intended to be a four-lane, divided roadway, and the expansion of the last two-lane section has increased roadway capacity in the area. This is a welcomed improvement which has accommodated traffic generated by the opening of TD Ameritrade this past spring.
Other recent major projects in the area include the Kirkwood intersection improvements. As part of the City’s 2030 Mobility Master Plan the improvements included the addition of traffic signals at TW King and Kirkwood and Dove and Kirkwood, as well as new turn lanes at each intersection. The City also partnered with TxDOT and Westlake to improve the efficiency of the intersection of Kirkwood and State Highway 114 with the addition of turn lanes and traffic signals. These additions were completed in the spring.
For more information about Capital Improvement Plan projects, visit the City’s new mobility website at www.ConnectSouthlake.com.
Good news! The on-going widening of Kirkwood Boulevard is on schedule and quickly approaching the tail end of the project.
Major portions of the road have been widened and drainage improvements are being made on the existing lanes. This project was designed and constructed to help Southlake motorists get where they want to go as safely and quickly as possible.
Public Works Engineering staff and contractors are planning to complete the final phase of this project within the coming weeks. The anticipated project completion of the widening is late spring with median landscaping to follow.
For more information on this project, please visit our project page. Let us know if you have any questions, call us at (817) 748-8098.
Beginning on 3/15, traffic will be switched on Kirkwood Blvd. between Stockton Drive and Tyler Street.
This is part of the City’s Kirkwood widening project. This traffic switch is to make drainage improvements on the existing lanes.
The current traffic pattern has the westbound lanes divided into two-way traffic. The inside lane will be closed with the westbound traffic maintaining the westbound lane. The inside lane of the new eastbound lane will be open for eastbound traffic.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Anderson at (817) 748-8101.
On Monday, December 18, traffic lanes on Kirkwood Blvd. in front of the Sabre facility will be open. The lanes had been closed due to the construction of the TD Ameritrade facility.
The three-way stop at the southern Sabre driveway will be removed and traffic will return to normal operation. Due to ongoing construction further south on Kirkwood Blvd. a new three-way sign will be moved to the southern driveway at the new TD Ameritrade facility.
Signage will be in place to help motorists. Please contact Public Works with any questions at (817) 748-8098.
Kirkwood Blvd. will be closed Thursday night, September 7, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am Friday morning.
The portion of Kirkwood Blvd. affected by this closure is from the westbound frontage road of SH114 to T.W. King. The road closure is necessary for removal of a wall span over the roadway.
Please contact Southlake Public Works Operations at (817) 748-8082 with any questions about this project.