Monday, June 21, 2021

Planning for Mobility Takes a Team

Teamwork makes the dream work and behind the roads, infrastructure and construction projects stands a diverse team of experts dedicated to enhancing mobility initiatives in our community.

Southlake’s Traffic Management Division team was created to respond to current and future transportation needs as well as address regional traffic traveling through the city.

With DFW’s 2040 population projected to be more than 10 million and Southlake’s buildout population at 34,000, mobility strategies must be in place to recognize and address the regional traffic coming through the city.

This division works with regional partners TxDOT, NCTCOG, Tarrant County and the neighboring cities of Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller and Westlake for mobility projects. The team also works closely with the City’s Office of Traffic Management, a cross-departmental employee group assigned to improve driver, pedestrian and bicycle safety in Southlake.

By implementing the City’s strategic plans and working with outside agencies to focus on mobility concerns for current and future travelers, the Traffic Management Division continues to make mobility better and safer for Southlake and the region.

Contact us if you have any traffic concerns. For traffic and construction updates, follow our Southlake Mobility Facebook page or visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.

Signal Work to Begin Next Week on FM 1709

Signal work begins next week at most of the intersections along FM 1709 (Southlake Boulevard). Advanced warning signs are going up along the road between State Highway 114 and Interstate 35W 

Contractors will be upgrading communication and video cameras at signalized intersections. The project is expected to take four months. 

Traffic signals on FM 1709 are owned and operated by TxDOT. 

Keep up with all our mobility news by subscribing to the Mobility E-Newsletter or following the Southlake Mobility Facebook page. 

OBA: TxDOT Southlake Boulevard Paving Project

Crews have started paving Southlake Boulevard from US 377 to just west of Randol Mill Ave.

This project is estimated to be completed by the end of June 2019.  All repairs will take place at night and all the surface area will be a bit rough due to the construction work.

The paving project consists of milling the existing surface repairing base failures, which causes cracking and potholes in order to install a new surface on the roadway.

Once the pavement has been completed, new pavement marketing’s will be installed. Phase 2 of the project, which includes repairs from FM 1938 to SH 114, will be awarded later this year.

Follow the Southlake Mobility Facebook page for the most update-to-date mobility news. You can also track all TxDOT construction projects on their Project Tracker page, click here.

FM 1938 Moves Towards Summer 2019 Completion

TxDOT recently announced that the FM 1938 project is entering its final stages.

Myers Meadow screening wall on FM 1938

Myers Meadow screening wall on FM 1938

On the street’s east side, the construction of the screen wall adjacent to Myers Meadow is underway with column construction and panel placement.

Placement of the underground box culvert storm drains on the project’s north end are complete. Now crews are working on the roadway construction for the new northbound lanes from Brookforest Drive/Kingwood Drive to Randol Mill Avenue. Construction of the southbound lanes will follow once the northbound lanes are finished.

TxDOT has estimated the project will be complete this summer. The 30 mph speed limit will stay in place until that time.

Visit and like the Southlake Mobility Facebook page for the latest information on Southlake’s road construction projects.

 

 

 

FM 1938 Construction Near Myers Meadow Gets Underway

Starting August 6, TxDOT is planning to close the northbound outside (right) lane on FM 1938 from just north of FM 1709 (Southlake Blvd) to near Camden Circle.

The closure is to allow crews to start construction of the screen wall adjacent to the Myers Meadow subdivision located on the east side of FM 1938. Drivers should be aware that the lane will remain closed and will result in a single northbound thru lane around the work zone until the screen wall work is completed at the end of October.

As a reminder, while construction work is being completed, the entire FM 1938 corridor is considered a construction zone and the current speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

Stay up-to-date with construction updates by following the Southlake Mobility page on Facebook.

Progress continues on FM 1938

Construction work along FM 1938 continued to make progress in the month of April.

Utility relocation along the Myer’s Meadow subdivision is underway. Tri-County Electric has completed their relocates while the other utility relocations are underway. Once utility work is complete construction of the screening wall will begin. Lane closures are expected for the duration of the screening wall construction.

TxDOT’s contractor continues to make headway on the underground drainage structure north of Beam Drive. The structure is being constructed to provide flood protection for the properties downstream of FM 1938.

This northern portion of the project is expected to be complete by next winter.

As a reminder, while this construction work is being completed, the entire corridor is considered a construction zone and the construction speed limit of 30 mph will remain in place until the project is complete.

FM 1938 Update – Construction Plans for Saturday and Lovegrass Lane to re-open Monday, July 25

The limits of the work planned for Saturday, July 23, 2016.

The limits of the work planned for Saturday, July 23, 2016.

TxDOT has provided the following updates to the FM 1938 widening project.

Expected Work for Saturday, July 23, 2016:

Various lane closures are planned on FM 1938, between Fawkes Lane and Randol Mill Avenue (north end of project limits) from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 (see map).  TxDOT contractors plan to install concrete pavement in this area and will need to close lanes to ensure the safety of their workers.  Motorists should also use caution when traveling through the area.

Lovegrass Lane to Open: 

The previously closed Lovegrass Lane is expected to open some time after 9:00am on Monday, July 25, 2016.  The planned roadway construction has been completed ahead of schedule.

For question about the FM 1938 project, please contact Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator, at fm1938mobility@gmail.com or 817-462-0520.

FM 1938 Update – Lovegrass Lane to be Closed Starting July 12, 2016

Lovegrass-Ln-Detour-Jul-2016

Suggested detours during the Lovegrass Lane closure.

TxDOT plans to close Lovegrass Lane for approximately two weeks starting July 12, 2016.

Beginning Tuesday, July 12, 2016, TxDOT plans to close Lovegrass Lane at FM 1938 in order to perform roadway construction in this area.  The closure is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Motorists looking to access Lovegrass Lane will need to seek alternate routes.  TxDOT has provided a map of suggested detours (see image on the right).  It’s also important to note that Johnson Road at FM 1938 will continue to remain open during the time that Lovegrass Lane is closed.

For questions about the Lovegrass Lane closure or the FM 1938 project, contact Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator, at fm1938mobility@gmail.com or 817-462-0520.

You may also contact the Southlake Public Works Department at 817-748-8098 or visit the project page located here.

FM 1938 Update – Lovegrass Lane to be closed

The FM 1938 project continues to move forward as Lovegrass Lane is expected to be closed starting Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Lovegrass Ln Detour May 2016

Lovegrass Lane Closure Detour Map

Beginning Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (weather permitting), TxDOT contractors plan to close Lovegrass Lane at FM 1938 in order to perform roadway construction in the area. The closure is expected to happen around 6:00 a.m. and will last approximately one week from the start date. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes to/from Lovegrass Lane and TxDOT has provided suggestions for those alternate routes (click here for a map).

Johnson Road at FM 1938 will remain open during the time that Lovegrass Lane is closed.

For questions about the FM 1938 project, contact Stephen Ranft – TxDOT Mobility Coordinator – at 817-462-0520 or fm1938mobility@gmail.com.