Friday, April 12, 2024

Why Do Road Projects Slow Down in the Winter?

It’s no secret, inclement weather can have adverse effects on construction projects, especially when it comes to paving.

Installing asphalt during the winter months can affect the quality of roads and highways.

Unlike concrete, asphalt cannot be mixed, set or cured properly if temperatures are too cold. It also lacks density, which can create deficiencies in repairs and installation by causing the asphalt to ravel, soften or even crack.

For this reason, the Southlake Mobility team schedules paving projects mainly during the spring and summer months when the weather is right, so we can ensure asphalt is meeting the appropriate amount of density, installed securely and safe for drivers.

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Orange Barrel Alert – Roadway repairs along North White Chapel

Area of roadway repair - North White Chapel

Area of roadway repair – North White Chapel

City of Southlake Public Works streets crews will be working to repair sections of North White Chapel the week of February 1, 2016.

Beginning this week, Public Works Operations street crews will be doing some minor repairs along North White Chapel from Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) to SH 114. The repairs will address drive quality issues along North White Chapel and include pothole repair, as well as fixes to cracks in the road and the laying of new asphalt in sections along North White Chapel.

Work will be done between 9:00am and 2:00pm, so please use caution when traveling in the area. These repairs will be completed by Saturday, February 5, 2016 (weather permitting).

For questions, please contact the Public Works Operations Streets/Drainage division at 817-748-8079.