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.
Earlier this week, Public Works Streets and Drainage crews dug test pits to prepare for construction at the intersection of the southbound lanes at Zena Rucker Road and S. Carroll Avenue.
With the extension of Zena Rucker Road approaching completion, traffic is expected to increase in the area as shoppers and pedestrians travel to the Shops of Southlake. The S. Carroll Avenue CIP project will turn the asphalt lane into a concrete lane so the entire roadway will be comprised of the same material for a more long-term use and future expansion.
The project is estimated to start within two weeks and completed in six weeks, weather permitting.
The improvements are a part of the 2030 Master Mobility Plan.
For more information about mobility projects in Southlake and updates on mobility news, follow our Southlake Mobility Facebook page.
There’s about to be a lot of activity at the site of the new Zena Rucker extension. Surveyors were on site this week at the Zena Rucker and Tower Boulevard intersection preparing the area for the roundabout extension and utility work for Phase I of the Zena Rucker Road project.
Soon, motorists will be able travel all the way through Zena Rucker Road to access Park Village and the Shops of Southlake. Extending the road will also improve mobility along Byron Nelson Parkway and South Carroll Avenue.
Once Phase I and II are completed, the new roadway will extend between Matthews Court and Tower Boulevard and the public artwork the “Mockingbird Tree” will be installed in the new roundabout. Pedestrians can also look forward to enjoying the new sidewalks to travel on.