Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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.

What’s Happening on S. Carroll Avenue

Over the last few weeks, contractors have been working on S. Carroll Avenue in preparation for construction at the intersection of the southbound lanes at Zena Rucker Road and S. Carroll Avenue.

Due to the recent extension of Zena Rucker Road, traffic is expected to increase near and around the Shops of Southlake and the Park Village area.

The purpose of the S. Carroll Avenue project is to replace the current asphalt lanes with concrete. These efforts will improve mobility by ensuring that the roadway will be comprised of the same material. Concrete is more durable and sustainable than asphalt and is better for long-term use.

As of last week, crews have been on-site digging up asphalt on the surface as well as 12 inches below the surface in order to reset a firm sub-base to replace the asphalt with concrete. All the sub-base will be dug up first, and once all the sub-base has been completed, the concrete pouring process will begin.

As a part of the construction project, S. Carroll Avenue between Zena Rucker Road and La Paloma Drive has been closed until completion. Vinebrook Lane at S. Carroll Avenue is also closed, but only for four weeks.

Winding Lake Boulevard will be entrance-only from December 14 – December 18.

Construction equipment is currently stored along the closed southbound lane of S. Carroll Avenue and Cool River Drive. Driveways along Cool River Drive will not be blocked.

The entire project is expected to last two months, weather permitting.

These improvements are a part of the 2030 Master Mobility Plan with an estimated cost of $427,272.

For more information about mobility projects in Southlake and updates on mobility news, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

N. White Chapel Project November 2020 Update

There has been a lot of roadwork happening on W. Chapel Downs lately. The construction on this road is a major component of the N. White Chapel Widening Project because it intersects with N. White Chapel and is adjacent to other roads that lead to the major intersection.

Over the last few weeks, contractors have worked to complete paving on W. Chapel Downs and storm drain installation on E. Chapel Downs.

E. Chapel Downs has been closed from N. White Chapel Boulevard to Saratoga Drive and traffic has been shifted to the east of W. Chapel Downs to allow drainage installation.

The drainage installation on Chapel Downs is expected to be completed within six to eight months, weather permitting.

Contractors have completed the excavation of excess dirt on N. White Chapel to grade the road and asphalting of the temporary road has started. Striping is estimated to start next week.

The entire project is estimated to be completed by Spring 2022, weather permitting.

The total N. White Chapel Widening Project is estimated to cost around $17 million.

For more N. White Chapel construction updates, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page or sign up for the Mobility e-newsletter.

Traveling this Holiday Season?

Traveling for the holidays may be a little different this year. With more families staying at home, travelers may experience less traffic and delays. However, getting there safely is still a priority.

Here are a few reminders to know before you go:

  1. Plan ahead. Long road trips can have significant impacts on your vehicle. Make sure your vehicle has the necessary repairs so it can sustain long distances.
  2. Leave early. Driving in the evening can reduce visibility. To add, business hours may be restricted due to COVID-19 regulations. Take advantage of the natural daylight and business hours by planning most of your driving time during the day.
  3. Be safe. Drive the required speed limit, refrain from distractions such as texting and driving and look out for pedestrians.

 

For more tips and information on mobility in Southlake, follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.