Saturday, August 20, 2022

N. White Chapel Widening Project Staying on Schedule

Contractors working on the N. White Chapel widening project, between Highland Ave. and SH 114, are continuing to work on schedule.

“So far Mother Nature has cooperated with us, and the work is moving along smoothly and on or a little ahead of schedule,” said Deputy City Engineer Steven Anderson. “If the weather doesn’t interfere too much we’ll be able to make some great progress this summer.”

On Saturday, July 14, there will be a complete lane closure on N. White Chaple, from Highland Ave. to SH 114, for utility work. The closure will start around 10 a.m. and with an expected completion around 1 p.m. will all lanes reopened.

The current traffic pattern, with the temporary lane shift, will remain in place while the contractor continues to install utility infrastructure. The 12-inch water line and sanitary sewer installation are about 90% complete. Up next is the storm drain installation, set to begin in the next couple of weeks.

Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Stay 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.

First Stages of Work to begin on N. White Chapel Widening Project

Motorists will start to see some noticeable changes on N. White Chapel, starting next week, with the official start of the widening construction project. The City of Southlake has issued a Notice to Proceed on the first part of the project between Highland to SH 114.

Construction crews will begin the tree removal stage of the widening project between Highland and SH 114. The project is expected to take approximately 18 months and be completed in the fall of 2019. While no major road closures are expected for this part of the project, motorist will see orange barrels and rolling temporary lane closures to accommodate the equipment. Message boards have been placed around the area to help notify motorists.

This is the first part of the overall N. White Chapel widening project that was approved in 2008 as part of the Southlake 2030 Master Mobility Plan to help improve safety and mobility. “We understand this project is going to be inconvenient, but I’m confident the end result will be worth it,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “Maintaining mobility along N. White Chapel is very important and we will work to ensure that travel impact is kept to a minimum. North and south traffic flow will be maintained throughout the project. With that in mind, I’d also like to encourage drivers to slow down in the construction zone and keep an eye out for flagmen and construction 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.

The public works department would like to thank residents in advance for their patience as the City works to widen N. White Chapel and improve safety and mobility for Southlake residents.

N. White Chapel Photo

FM 1938 Update: Work Started on Underground Drainage Structure

On Monday, December 11 heavy excavation for the construction of an underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive started.

Construction of a large underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive was included in the overall construction project to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938. Unexpected site conditions and historic rain fall caused complications during and after the original installation of these facilities resulting in an extensive investigation. The findings led TxDOT to select a totally different product and type of construction for the replacement of these facilities.

FM 1938 WORK ZONEMotorists should expect that storm drain construction will take place behind the existing barricades between Beam Drive and Randol Mill. No lane closures will be necessary; however, construction crews will need to periodically stop traffic to allow vehicles and equipment to enter the work area.

Thank you for your patience during this project. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

OBA for E. Continental Boulevard

On Wednesday October 25, Southlake Public Works Streets & Drainage will begin road work and repairs on a portion of E. Continental Boulevard.

The work will take place from the 1700 block through the 1900 blocks of E. Continental Blvd. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to avoid peak traffic times.

One lane of E. Continental Blvd. will remain open at all times with flaggers directing traffic. Motorists can anticipate slow moving traffic and are asked to plan accordingly for additional travel times.

Weather permitting, construction is expected to be completed on Friday November 17, 2017.

Please contact Public Works Operations (817) 748-8082 with any questions.


Orange Barrel Alert – True Love Trail Closed for Sewer Line Work

True Love Trail Closed to Through Traffic

True Love Trail Closed to Through Traffic

Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Public Works Operations Sewer crews will be making repairs on the sewer service for 605 True Love Trail.

In order to work on the line, which is located in the center of the road, True Love Trail will be closed to through traffic from 8:00am February 24th until 8:00am Friday, February 26, 2016. Residents will have access to their driveways and mailboxes during the work.

Motorists should be aware of this closure and, if you do not live on True Love Trail, please seek alternate routes.

For questions, please contact Public Works Operations at 817-748-8199.


Orange Barrel Alert – Box Culvert Cleaning on Byron Nelson Parkway

Area of the culvert work

Area of the culvert work

Beginning Tuesday February 3, 2015, Southlake Public Works Operations and American Underwater Services, will begin cleaning sediments/debris from a barrel box culvert structure under 1425 Byron Nelson Parkway. Work will be done from the north side of Byron Nelson Parkway south to four feet past the culvert structure head wall on south side of Byron Nelson Pkwy.

Motorists should be aware that during this work, Byron Nelson Parkway will be reduced to two, 11 foot drive lanes for approximately 225 liner feet at the culvert crossing.  Please proceed with caution if traveling in the area. The project is anticipated to be complete by February 27, 2015, weather permitting.

For questions, please contact Southlake Public Works Operations at (817) 748-8082. or Public Works Streets and Drainage Supervisor Joe Walsh at (817) 748-8604.