**Update: All sidewalk improvements have been completed as planned without any issues.
Beginning Thursday evening, February 23, 2017, around 9:00 P.M., Southlake Public Works Streets Crew will be conducting a series of sidewalk improvements within Southlake Town Square, all located along the section of Main Street adjacent to Central Ave (near the Brownstones community).
These improvements include three projects:
“After careful consideration, it has been determined that this work will be performed at night,” Director of Public Works Rob Cohen notes. “The night work will reduce impacts to mobility and improve safety conditions of the work area for City crews. Additionally, working through the night will reduce inconveniences for shoppers and business owners in the area.”
Improvements will be completed by the following Friday morning, February 24 at 10:00 A.M. Throughout the evening, this small section of Main Street and a section of Central Ave. will have a partial lane closure, with the affected area blocked off by traffic cones.
Director Cohen reminds residents to be vigilant of the work areas and exercise caution when traveling in this area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Southlake Public Works Operations at 817-748-8082.
The City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 4th will include a presentation from City staff with further information on the development of FY 2013 project priority lists for sidewalk construction and wayfinding signage installation. This will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall in the Council Chambers located on the second floor. In FY2012, approximately 12,000 linear feet of sidewalk were added to the City’s infrastructure composed of the following projects:
Three more segments were approved by the City Council in FY2012 and are currently under design:
In addition to constructing new sidewalk and trail segments in FY 2012, the City also invested in the installation of signalized pedestrian crosswalks. These solar powered signalized crosswalks were funded out of the Red Light Camera Fund and allow for the safe crossing of pedestrians at key locations by alerting drivers to the presence of pedestrians. The following signals have been added:
Also, the Southlake Boulevard Sidewalks (FM 1709) is a major project taken on by TxDOT in partnership with the City to fill gaps between sidewalks already put in place by area developers. These gaps will be filled with eight-foot wide sidewalks in an effort to increase pedestrian connectivity, safety, and security. As TxDOT has recently approved and provided the majority of funding for this $1.28 million project, it is set to begin construction in early 2013. The City of Southlake’s matching contribution is $298,255 or twenty percent of the project’s initial cost. For more detailed information on these FY2012 projects, visit The City of Southlake’s FY 2012 Sidewalks Page.
More detailed information about these upcoming projects will be provided at the City Council meeting. For questions about this meeting, contact Lori Fletcher at 817-748-8069. If you have questions about projects under design, contact Public Works at 817-748-8098.