Saturday, August 20, 2022

Spring Reconstruction Projects set to begin in Town Square

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, contractors with Reynolds Asphalt will begin construction to perform pavement improvements on four streets in the city. These improvements are a part of the Southlake Mobility team’s Town Square Enhancement projects.

The four streets included are:

  • 1st – Prospect Street (from Carroll Avenue to State Street).
  • 2nd – Grand Avenue (from Division Street to SH114 Frontage Road).
  • 3rd – Grand Avenue W. (from Grand Avenue split to Federal Way).
  • 4th – Summit Avenue (from FM1709 to Main Street).

Construction will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day until complete. Weather permitting, the project is anticipated to be completed by Friday, May 20, 2022.

Safety is a top priority. Motorists are reminded to be aware of the work zone.

For more information about mobility projects in Southlake, please visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

Sidewalks, Lights and more – N. White Chapel Boulevard Developments Continue

This week on N. White Chapel Boulevard, irrigation is being installed in the medians. Also, this week, the installation for the street light bases is on schedule to be completed.

Sidewalk crews continue to install the sidewalk and the retaining wall, which is located on the west side of the road. Please keep in mind that traffic is now switched to allow crews to start work on the east side of the road when work is complete on the west side.

The masons are working on the capstones for the screening wall, and once that is complete, they will start installing the stone face on the retaining wall located on the west side.

This project is expected to be completed by summer 2022, weather permitting.

For more information, including updates, visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

S. White Chapel Boulevard Sidewalk Improvements Coming Soon

Did someone say sidewalks? Well, good news, more sidewalks are coming to Southlake!

Contractors are scheduled to start construction on a sidewalk segment connecting the newly built bridge at S. White Chapel Boulevard (Big Bear Creek crossing). This sidewalk will close the missing gap and provide a continuous connection to W. Continental Boulevard.

The project will add approximately 2,000 linear feet of new sidewalk. Construction will begin the second week of March and is estimated to be complete by May, weather permitting.

For more information, including updates, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page or visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

N. White Chapel Project January Update 2022

Work on N. White Chapel Boulevard is off to a great start this year.

Road reconstruction has been completed on Ascot Drive and San Saba Drive and all intersections have been reopened to traffic.

Last week, the contractor finished paving on E. Chapel Downs and Mission Drive.

This week, the subcontractor will add the final finishes to the remaining curb inlets and sections of the screening wall.

Contractors are expected to apply the permanent paving in February 2022, weather permitting.

For more mobility updates, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page or sign up for the Mobility e-newsletter.

Road Closures Planned Near N. White Chapel Boulevard

Concrete paving operations for the northbound lanes of North White Chapel Boulevard are expected to begin later this week.

The intersections of North White Chapel Boulevard and San Saba Drive and North White Chapel Boulevard and Mission Drive will be closed starting Tuesday, December 14 for approximately 10 days as crews work to finish the paving at these intersections. Emerald Boulevard and Diamond Boulevard will remain open and will afford unimpeded access to the neighborhood during the street closures.

The temporary closure of Ascot Drive is expected to occur during the CISD Winter Break. It should be reopened before the start of the spring school session.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as travel delays will occur.

For more information and updates, please follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

 

The Southlake Mobility Team Encourages Drivers to Buckle Up

Enhancing Southlake’s mobility landscape is just one of the many roles the Southlake Mobility Team plays in the success of building a better transportation system that both pedestrians and commuters can enjoy.

For everyone to benefit and enjoy the community around us, we want to encourage everyone to fasten your seat belts before you hit the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts save more than 13,000 lives every year.

Buckling up helps secure you inside of your vehicle and acts as a defense mechanism against aggressive, impaired and distracted drivers.

Below is a list of seat belt guidelines by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that can help you stay safe.

  1. Place the shoulder belt across the middle of your chest and away from you neck.
  2. Adjust the lap belt across your hips below your stomach.
  3. Never put the seat belt behind your back or under an arm.

 

Vehicle Preparedness for Inclement Weather

September is National Preparedness Month and while we prepare for inclement weather, we also need to prepare for running into bad weather while on the road.

Although these weather conditions are hard to predict at times, being prepared can help.

Here are a few safety measures to put into place prior to facing inclement weather.

  1. Keep windshield wipers updated
  2. Check tire pressure and tread
  3. Check car battery, hoses, belts and fluids before long road trips

 

For more tips on mobility and vehicle safety, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page and sign up for our Mobility e-newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Mobility Projects 2021

New year, more projects! The Southlake Mobility Team is working to make getting you from place to place better!

These projects include repaving roads, repairing potholes and full reconstruction.

Projects are as follows:

Road Construction Projects 2021 

Brookwood Lane, Hillcastle and Raintree Spring 2021
Briar Lane and Hilltop Drive Spring 2021
Hillside Court Spring 2021
Simmons Court Summer 2021
Tarrant County ILA – N. Carroll (SH114 to Burney) Summer 2021

 

Maintaining the City’s mobility network has always been a top priority. These improvements will provide safer commutes and improve overall mobility in Southlake.

For more information, including updates, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page or visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Not Text and Drive

Let’s make the world a better place with a resolution to stop distracted driving.

We’re constantly sending friends and family photos of our dog, memes and links to viral videos through text messages. As much as you would like to respond when you’re driving, DON’T. It can wait.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed the lives of 2,841 individuals in 2018. Similar research by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2019 showed 97,853 crashes were due to distracted driving, inattention or cell phone use.

This year, make it your resolution to stop texting and driving and help create safer roads for everyone.

For more information on the It Can Wait movement, visit www.ItCanWait.com.