Saturday, June 25, 2022

Orange Barrel Alert – Texas Turnaround Closed Until October

Expected closure of the Texas Turnaround

Expected closure of the Texas Turnaround

The Texas Turnaround will be closed for approximately 60 days for construction of a new acceleration lane.

Beginning the week of August 10, 2015, the Texas Turnaround, located east of the North Carroll Avenue Bridge at the intersection with SH 114, will be closed for the construction of a new acceleration lane on the eastbound frontage road.

The Texas Turnaround will remain closed for approximately 60 days while the new lane is installed and is expected to re-open in early October.

The new lane will help better guide traffic off the Texas Turnaround and will provide additional safety for motorists entering the frontage road from the Texas Turnaround and from North Carroll Avenue.

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

Orange Barrel Alert – New Street Lights Coming to the Texas Turnaround

Texas Turnaround Temporary Closure

Texas Turnaround Temporary Closure

Updated: 04/14/15 – Due to a rain delay, the closing of the Texas Turnaround for the installation of street lights has been rescheduled for today, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Work is expected to last all day, weather permitting. 

On Monday, April 13, 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will temporarily close the Texas Turnaround Bridge located at the N. Carroll Avenue/SH 114 overpass just south of Gateway Church (see map).

TxDOT crews will be installing street lights on the turnaround bridge in order to enhance motorist safety during nighttime driving. Work is expected to last all day Monday and the Texas Turnaround is scheduled to be re-opened Tuesday, April 14th.

For information about the Texas Turnaround, please visit the project page here. For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

Orange Barrel Alert: Texas Turnaround at SH 114 Lane Closures Scheduled for Tonight

UPDATE:  This part of the project has been scheduled for tonight 5/30/2014

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews will shut down two (2) lanes eastbound and two (2) lanes westbound along SH 114 near the Carroll Avenue Bridge.

TxDOT crews will be working on the Texas Turnaround project and will need to close these lanes in order to work. However, one (1) lane will remain open in each direction of SH 114 and motorists will have access to the service roads.  All closed lanes are expected to open up early morning, Saturday May 31st.

For questions about the project, please call the TxDOT Public Information Officer Val Lopez, III at (817) 370-6630 or

Orange Barrel Alert for TxDOT Texas Turnaround

TxDOT’s contractor will be closing the right lanes of both north and south bound Carroll Ave over the bridge at SH 114 due to the Texas Turnaround construction project. Traffic control signs alerting motorists to the change will be in place on North and South bound Carroll Ave and East bound frontage roads at Carroll Ave.

Closures will take place daily as needed from 9 am to 3 pm until February 7th, to prepare the bridge for cleaning and painting.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Public Works at (817) 748-8082.

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

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 or (817) 370-6630.