Sunday, June 13, 2021

TxDot Confirms Anticipated Completion of Davis Boulevard to be Summer 2017

TxDot now confirms anticipated completion of the Davis (FM 1938) Boulevard project will be Summer 2017.

TxDot recently confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) intersection by the end of the year. TxDot states that reconstruction is substantially complete with all through lanes on FM 1709 open, and that some work is still ongoing on the north side of the intersection and occasional lane closures will still be necessary. TxDot also says that sometime in January, weather permitting, that all other lanes at the intersection will be open when the taper to one lane north of the intersection is moved further to the north.

TxDOT has informed the City that a traffic switch on Davis will occur on Friday, December 30th. Northbound traffic will be routed to the newly completed pavement.

TxDOT uses social media accounts (created in September of this year) to aid with the communication of road closures and progress updates to Davis Boulevard. You can “like” the FM1938Mobility page on Facebook or “follow” FM1938Mobility on Twitter for the latest updates.

The City of Southlake will continue to keep you updated through the City of Southlake, TX – Government Facebook page and City of Southlake Twitter page.  You can also find information at the Southlake DPS Facebook page and the Southlake DPS Twitter page. Also, information will be updated on the City’s FM 1938 Road Construction page. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Stephen Ranft from TxDOT at 817-462-0520 or Alex Ayala from the City of Southlake at 817-748-8274.

Davis Boulevard Intersection: Just a Few More Weeks!

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Austin-Bridge and Road have confirmed substantial completion of the Davis (FM 1938) and Southlake (FM 1709) Boulevard intersection by the end of this year.

The City of Southlake over the past year and a half has received dozens of phone calls, e-mails, and social media posts with feedback on the Davis Boulevard construction. “We understand how difficult this construction project has made driving in that area, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” says Director of Public Works, Rob Cohen.

TxDOT is making improvements to Davis Blvd, and it is the largest construction project in the City of Southlake. The Davis Blvd construction is a two-phase construction project. Phase 1 was completed in Fall of 2012, and it runs through Westlake. Phase 1 has a six-lane divided roadway with raised curb medians to Randol Mill Road. Phase 2 is what is presently being constructed. The construction for Phase 2 began in March of 2015. Phase 2 will include a four-lane roadway with raised curb medians from Randol Mill Road to Southlake Blvd. The improvements at the intersection of Davis and Southlake Blvd will provide dual left turn lanes to enhance mobility through the intersection.

Austin-Bridge and Road is presently working towards finishing the pavements markings in order to be able to open up all three through lanes for the westbound and eastbound directions of travel.

TxDOT recently maximized the timing of the signal at the Davis and Southlake Blvd intersection. According to TxDOT, the current timing is the maximum allowable time needed in order to keep traffic flowing between all intersections from Pearson Road to SH 114 along Southlake Blvd, and any more increases in time in either direction of the intersection will only cause delays at other intersections along the Southlake Blvd corridor.

TxDOT uses social media accounts (created in September of this year) to aid with the communication of road closures and progress updates to Davis Boulevard. You can “like” the FM1938Mobility page on Facebook or “follow” FM1938Mobility on Twitter for the latest updates.

The City of Southlake will continue to keep you updated through the City of Southlake, TX – Government Facebook page and City of Southlake Twitter page.  You can also find information at the Southlake DPS Facebook page and the Southlake DPS Twitter page. Also, information will be updated on the City’s FM 1938 Road Construction page. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Stephen Ranft from TxDOT at 817-462-0520 or Alex Ayala from the City of Southlake at 817-748-8274.

Davis and FM 1709 Overnight Construction Work

Overnight work continues at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Southlake Boulevard.

Workers are preparing the area for asphalt pavement overlay. Drivers can expect night time closures in the area for the next several weeks. Various night time lane closures can be expected at this location over the next several weeks.

Work is also going north of the intersection in preparation of new retaining wall between Wildwood Way, Brookforest and the new southbound lanes.

 

 

Orange Barrel Alert – TxDOT Removing the Temporary Barriers in front of Compass Bank/DPS West

Southlake Blvd Lane Closure

TxDOT will remove the above barriers

Some progress to report with the FM 1938/Davis Boulevard improvement project.

TxDOT will be removing the temporary traffic barriers located in front of the Compass Bank/DPS West shared driveway. This will allow drivers to access Compass Bank and the City’s DPS West facility from Southlake Boulevard.

Beginning Tuesday June 22, 2016, the westbound right (outside) lane on Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709), from west of Meadowlark Lane/Players Circle to FM 1938 (Davis Blvd), will be closed.

TxDOT contractors will be removing the temporary traffic barriers located in front of the Compass Bank/DPS West shared driveway (see image).  The barrier in front of the Shell station will remain to allow for work on the island at this location.

Work is expected from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Traffic delays are likely while the work is being done so please plan accordingly.

For questions about the FM 1938 Widening Project, please contact Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator, at fm1938mobility@gmail.com or 817-462-0520.

FM 1938 Update – Week of July 12, 2015

FM 1938 Intersection Work

Expected area of work to install temporary signals

Temporary signals will be installed at the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) beginning tonight.

Beginning tonight, Monday July 13, 2015 and going through Friday morning, July 17, 2015 , temporary signals will be installed at the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard) as part of the FM 1938 Phase II project. The work will be done between 8:00pm and 6:00am each night and various lanes in each direction on FM 1709 at the intersection of FM 1938 will be closed as a result.

Motorists should exercise caution if traveling in the area after 8:00pm.

Additional Reminders:

As part of the ongoing storm drainage work, FM 1938 is planned to be closed north of FM 1709 to Johnson Road each night between 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each night beginning Sunday evening, July 12 until Friday morning, July 17. Necessary driveways located within this section will also be blocked as needed to prevent traffic from entering the work area.


For questions about the FM 1938 Project, contact Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator, at 817-462-0529 or fm1938mobility@gmail.com

TxDOT to Begin FM 1938 Improvements

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FM 1938 Improvements project overview. Click on image for printable copy.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will soon start making improvements to FM1938 at the Davis Boulevard/Southlake Boulevard intersection.  The improvements will include constructing dual left-turn lanes in all directions of the Davis Boulevard/Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) intersection. The goal of this construction is to improve traffic flow through the intersection and to help ease traffic congestion along Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) and FM 1938.  The image on the right provides a broad project overview.

Traffic flow and congestion at this intersection was one of the most talked about items during the 2013 Citizen’s Survey. At the time the survey was being conducted, design of the Davis Boulevard/Southlake Boulevard intersection was underway as part of the FM 1938 Roadway Project.  Since then, significant work has been done along FM 1938 to prepare for this construction, such as the City water & sewer utility relocation. This intersection work represents the next major step in the FM 1938 Phase II project.

For more detailed information about this project, please visit the FM 1938 Phase II project page on the City of Southlake website. For specific questions about the FM 1938 construction project, contact:

Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator
Office: 817-462-0520
Email: fm1938mobility@gmail.com

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

 

OBA – Northbound Lane of Brock Drive Closed

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The northbound lane of Brock Lane (area in red) will be closed to traffic so Atmos can repair a high pressure gas main at the intersection.

Beginning today, Friday December 12, 2014, the northbound lane of Brock Drive, near the intersection of Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709), will be closed so that Atmos can repair a high pressure gas main at the intersection.

Work to repair the high pressure gas main is expected to last approximately two weeks (weather permitting). Motorists should be aware of the work being done and plan accordingly.

Orange Barrel Alert – Lane Closures on Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709)

The Park Village developer will be making median improvements on Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709), near the new Tower Boulevard signal next to Fresh Market and extending to Carroll Avenue, beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Eastbound and westbound inside lanes will be closed during the construction, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work is expected to be complete by the end of this week.

Please exercise caution when traveling along Southlake Boulevard near the construction area. We appreciate your patience during these daily lane closures.

If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. at 817-748-8274.