Sunday, June 13, 2021

What’s Happening on S. Carroll Avenue

Over the last few weeks, contractors have been working on S. Carroll Avenue in preparation for construction at the intersection of the southbound lanes at Zena Rucker Road and S. Carroll Avenue.

Due to the recent extension of Zena Rucker Road, traffic is expected to increase near and around the Shops of Southlake and the Park Village area.

The purpose of the S. Carroll Avenue project is to replace the current asphalt lanes with concrete. These efforts will improve mobility by ensuring that the roadway will be comprised of the same material. Concrete is more durable and sustainable than asphalt and is better for long-term use.

As of last week, crews have been on-site digging up asphalt on the surface as well as 12 inches below the surface in order to reset a firm sub-base to replace the asphalt with concrete. All the sub-base will be dug up first, and once all the sub-base has been completed, the concrete pouring process will begin.

As a part of the construction project, S. Carroll Avenue between Zena Rucker Road and La Paloma Drive has been closed until completion. Vinebrook Lane at S. Carroll Avenue is also closed, but only for four weeks.

Winding Lake Boulevard will be entrance-only from December 14 – December 18.

Construction equipment is currently stored along the closed southbound lane of S. Carroll Avenue and Cool River Drive. Driveways along Cool River Drive will not be blocked.

The entire project is expected to last two months, weather permitting.

These improvements are a part of the 2030 Master Mobility Plan with an estimated cost of $427,272.

For more information about mobility projects in Southlake and updates on mobility news, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

Improvements Coming to S. Carroll Avenue

Earlier this week, Public Works Streets and Drainage crews dug test pits to prepare for construction at the intersection of the southbound lanes at Zena Rucker Road and S. Carroll Avenue.

With the extension of Zena Rucker Road approaching completion, traffic is expected to increase in the area as shoppers and pedestrians travel to the Shops of Southlake. The S. Carroll Avenue CIP project will turn the asphalt lane into a concrete lane so the entire roadway will be comprised of the same material for a more long-term use and future expansion.

The project is estimated to start within two weeks and completed in six weeks, weather permitting.

The improvements are a part of the 2030 Master Mobility Plan.

For more information about mobility projects in Southlake and updates on mobility news, follow our Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

OBA – New "Yield to U-Turn" Signs coming to Southlake Boulevard

Right on Red Yield to U-Turn

Example of new signs to be placed along Southlake Boulevard.

Beginning  January 9, 2015, the Public Works Department will be installing “Right on Red Yields to U-Turn Signs” at the north and south side of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709).   The installation of these signs at Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard  will kick-off an anticipated 30-day process to install similar signs at approximately 32 locations along Southlake Boulevard.

Concerns of potential accidents between those making legal u-turns and those turning right on red have been communicated clearly to the City – “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost been hit while I’m making a legal u-turn (with a green arrow) – by a car turning right on a red. And they get mad at me!” or ” I have had to speed up or slow down on my u-turn as other driver’s making right turns on red would be turning into my turning area.” The signs are meant to help drivers and clear up confusion.

Affected lanes will close temporarily so crews can install the signs.  Closures are not expected to exceed an hour weather permitting. Additionally, the installations will take place during off-peak times in order to lessen the impact on traffic in and around the intersection.  Motorists should be aware of this work and exercise caution when traveling through the intersection.

The safety of motorists and non-motorists is a top priority for the City of Southlake, which is why the Office of Traffic Management (OTM) is moving quickly to resolve this issue. This effort is just part of the OTM’s mission to support better mobility within City limits.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Traffic Management at  817-748-8130. If you have concerns or want to comment on traffic and mobility in Southlake, visit the Office of Traffic Management website and submit your questions/concerns here .

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Other intersections (north and south) along Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) where these signs will be placed include:

Nolen Drive

Byron Nelson Parkway

FM 1938

Kimball Avenue

White Chapel Boulevard

Brock Drive

Home Goods driveway

Timber Lakes Drive

Watermere Drive

Village Center

Southridge Lakes Parkway

Opening west of Watermere Drive

Carroll Avenue

Peytonville Avenue

Pearson Lane

Tower Boulevard

Player’s Circle/Meadowlark

 

UPDATE: S. Carroll Avenue Construction Begins June 9, 2014

S. Carroll Avenue Construction Phase 1

S. Carroll Avenue Construction Phase 1

UPDATE July 18, 2014

Park Village development contractors will be pouring concrete for the Carroll Avenue widening and deceleration lanes between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 21st and Tuesday, July 22nd. Lanes closed during this work will be reopened by 7:00 a.m. both days.

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Original Post June 6, 2014

Motorists driving by S. Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) will undoubtedly notice the new construction happening at this intersection. What many may not know is that once construction is finished this section of S. Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard will be home to a new, 185,000 sq. ft. shopping center called Park Village.

New businesses mean new jobs and new development indicates a thriving economy. Unfortunately, it also means temporary inconveniences due to construction activity. With that in mind, motorists should be aware of the upcoming road construction on S. Carroll Avenue.

On June 9th, the Park Village contractor will begin Phase 1 of a two phase project meant to aide in the preparation of Park Villages’ scheduled fall 2014 opening.  Construction on both phases is expected to last for approximately 60 days and includes:

  • Phase 1: The widening of Carroll Avenue along the Park Village frontage, as well and the construction of a deceleration lane for the main drive into the development.
  • Phase 2: Center median improvements.

To facilitate traffic flow through the construction area, traffic will be shifted so that motorists will have access to one northbound lane and two southbound lanes of S. Carroll Avenue. Delays are expected once the traffic switch goes into effect and it is advised that motorists seek alternate routes.

The City greatly appreciates driver co-operation during the construction process and City staff is working with the contractor to minimize the impact of the construction on upcoming City activities, such as the City’s Stars and Stripes event on July 3rd.  In fact, construction on this section of S. Carroll Avenue will be suspended completely on July 3rd and 4th to ensure that there are as few disruptions as possible for this event.

The City of Southlake is committed to providing residents with progress reports on the S. Carroll Avenue construction via the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and DPS webpages. So please check these sources for periodic updates. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. at 817-748-8274.