Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Section of Highland Street and N. White Chapel Boulevard intersection to be closed temporarily

As crews continue to make progress on the N. White Chapel widening project, they will temporarily close the east leg of the Highland St. and N. White Chapel intersection.

Weather permitting, the closure will start after the morning traffic peak on Monday, February 11 and is expected to last until Friday, February 15.

The City’s contractor will be lowering the existing 20-inch water main currently located under N. White Chapel. As illustrated in the map, vehicles will not be able to turn east onto Highland from N. White Chapel or cross the intersection as they drive west. Vehicles can still turn west onto Highland or continue on N. White Chapel.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes and try to avoid the intersection while work is being completed.

This work will continue to move the project along to a completed roundabout in the spring.

City staff is also working with contractors to monitor and adjust signal timing at the SH 114 and N. White Chapel intersection so that traffic is allowed more time to get through the Highland and N. White Chapel intersection.

“As we continue to make progress on this project it puts us one step closer to overall improved mobility along this corridor,” notes Deputy Director of Public Works and City Engineer Kyle Hogue. “Even though construction projects can be frustrating for drivers, we really appreciate the feedback we’ve received along the way. Letting us know when situations get better or worse helps us address concerns as they arise and do what we can to make improvements. Please keep talking to us. Reaching out through our Mobility Facebook page or the website is a great way to get in touch with us.”

For more information about the project, visit the project page on the City website.  Stay in the loop on project updates by following Southlake Mobility on Facebook.

Brumlow Avenue to Close Again, Friday, July 6

Tomorrow morning, July 6, TexRail’s construction team will be reimplementing the FULL closure of Brumlow Avenue for the installation of the rail crossing, utility and paving improvements near the intersection of SH 26. TexRail’s team anticipates this closure to last through July 21 at this time.

Map of Brumlow Road Closure

Orange Barrel Alert: Lane Closures at Kimball Ave, North of SH 26

Update 2/9/2018: TexRail decided to take a different approach to this project. Please visit our updated article from 1/30/2018 for current project details.  Kimball Avenue at SH 26 is scheduled to re-opened on February 22, 2018.

Starting Monday, January 15, there will be inside lane closures on Kimball Avenue, north of State Highway 26.

Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s contractor will close down the inside lanes of Kimball Avenue near the railroad crossing, just north of State Highway 26, to install new paving and facilities in preparation of the installation of the new rails for the Tex Rail Project.

This configuration will leave the outside lanes, a single lane in each direction, open to traffic for the duration of Phase 1 of this project.  Phase 1 is anticipated to last until February 13.

Please contact Southlake Public Works with any questions at (817) 748-8098.

Map of Kimball Ave and SH 26 Closure

 

Waterline Work Complete W. Bob Jones Road & Lake Drive/Burney Lane

Combined-Waterline-Map

Waterline Installation along W. Bob Jones (Top); Waterline replacement at Lake Drive/Burney Lane (Bottom)

Waterline work at West Bob Jones Road and Lake Drive/Burney Lane is complete.

Earlier this year, City contractors began installation of a 12-inch waterline at West Bob Jones Road, from TW King Road to North White Chapel, and replacing a two-inch waterline with an 8-inch waterline at Lake Drive/Burney Lane. Both of these projects are now complete.

The completion of these Southlake 2030 Water Master Plan projects will ensure that water demands are met in growing and developing areas and will ensure adequate fire flow in case of emergencies.

For information about these projects, please visit the West Bob Jones Road project page here; and the Lake Drive/Burney Lane project page here.

FM 1938 Construction Update

Clearing of right-of-way on northbound Randol Mill (FM 1938)

Construction activity is ramping up on the FM 1938 Phase II project. Over the last few weeks, work has begun on the right-of-way area of FM 1938 as TxDOT contractors have cleared and cleaned the area north of the Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) and FM 1938 intersection. Future work on the project will see the contractor placing temporary signals at the intersection of FM 1938 and FM 1709 in preparation of a future traffic switch and road side construction at the following locations:

  • Beam Drive
  • Kingswood Drive 
  • Palomar Trail
  • Hillside Court
  • Top Rail Lane. 

TxDOT currently has message boards at the project limits and will use them to announce future road work to motorists. The City will also post updates on upcoming FM 1938 Phase II construction to the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. In the mean time, keep the following tips in mind when driving through work zones:

  • Slow Down
  • Always Follow Work Zone Speed Limits
  • Pay Attention
  • Be Patient
  • Plan Ahead
  • Stay Alert: Don’t Talk or Text While Driving

For questions about the FM 1938 Phase II project, contact Stephen Ranft at fm193mobility@gmail.com.

 

Orange Barrel Alert – Water Line Connection Work on Our Lane

Work at Our Lane and Randol Mill Avenue

Work at Our Lane and Randol Mill Avenue.
(Click to enlarge)

Beginning  Tuesday, February 3, 2015,   PC Contractors, LLC will be installing a waterline at Randol Mill Avenue and Our Lane. The contractor will need to shut down one lane of traffic on Randol Mill Avenue at the intersection with Our Lane.  Flaggers will be placed at the southern and eastern ends of the roadway bend to insure the safe passage of motorists.  The construction is expected to last through Friday, February 6, 2015.

For any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

Orange Barrel Alert – Storm Drain Installation on S. Kimball Avenue near Continental Boulevard

UPDATE: 9/23/2014

Starting tomorrow evening, September 24th the northbound, outside lane of S. Kimball Avenue near Varios Systems and the intersection of Continental Boulevard will be closed to allow for curing of new concrete. Traffic heading north will need to use the northbound inside lane in this area.

On Thursday evening, September 25th the northbound, inside lane of S. Kimball Avenue near Varios Systems will be closed to pour and cure concrete.  The outside lane will be open to northbound traffic.

Construction is expected to be complete with both lanes open on Friday, September 26th.

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Starting Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the northbound outside lane of S. Kimball Avenue near Varios Systems (see map) and the intersection of Continental Blvd, will be shut down intermittently so work crews can install a storm drain connection for the Legends of Southlake Development.

S.-Kimball-Ave

Work is expected to be take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Work is expected to be complete September 26, 2014–weather permitting.

Please be cautious when traveling this area. 

For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

 

TxDOT – New Turnaround Bridge Coming on SH 114 in Southlake

The TxDOT turnaround bridge project, aka the “Texas Turnaround”, is now under construction. The project, located on the eastside of the N. Carroll Avenue bridge at SH114 is a joint project of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Tarrant County, Gateway Church, Cooper and Stebbins (Southlake Town Square Development), and the City of Southlake. Once completed, the new turnaround will help alleviate traffic congestion, which in turn will improve motorist safety in the area.

TxDOT crews have begun placing barricades on N. Carroll Avenue, as well as crash absorption barriers on the main lanes of SH114. Once the barricades and other safety measures are in place, the project will be completed in two parts. The first part of the project will include power washing and painting the existing bridge on N. Carroll Avenue. The City of Southlake will implement these improvements, in addition to other aesthetic enhancements (decorative railings and lighting designs), as part of its responsibilities for the project.

Once the painting is complete, the contractor, McMahon, L.P., will begin the second part of the project—constructing a new turnaround bridge on the eastside of the existing N. Carroll bridge. Work crews will first prepare the area and drill shafts for the concrete columns of the new turnaround bridge. Drilling for the shafts will take place on the shoulder of the main lanes and TxDOT anticipates daily lane closures on the far left lane of the frontage roads once construction is fully underway. Occasional closures of SH 114 will occur, but TxDOT will limit these closures to nighttime in order to minimize impact to motorists. Lane closures will be communicated via the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as through “Orange Barrel Alerts” posted on MySouthlakeNews.com/Construction.

For additional information on this project, please see the Project Information Page of the City of Southlake website or the TxDOT project page located here. For questions about the project, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Val Lopez at Val.Lopez@txdot.gov or (817) 370-6630.