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.
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The roadway construction at the Park Village development, located at the corner of S, Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709), will be moving to Phase II beginning next week.
Phase II will involve median improvements on S. Carroll Avenue across from the Park Village development. To help traffic flow through the construction area, motorists will be routed to the newly finished section of road built during the Phase I construction.
Crews will be working on the center median, so please use caution when traveling through the construction zone. Phase II construction is expected to last through the end of the month (weather permitting).
If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. at 817-748-8274.
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.
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:
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.