Monday, September 21, 2020

N. White Chapel Widening Project Staying on Schedule

Contractors working on the N. White Chapel widening project, between Highland Ave. and SH 114, are continuing to work on schedule.

“So far Mother Nature has cooperated with us, and the work is moving along smoothly and on or a little ahead of schedule,” said Deputy City Engineer Steven Anderson. “If the weather doesn’t interfere too much we’ll be able to make some great progress this summer.”

On Saturday, July 14, there will be a complete lane closure on N. White Chaple, from Highland Ave. to SH 114, for utility work. The closure will start around 10 a.m. and with an expected completion around 1 p.m. will all lanes reopened.

The current traffic pattern, with the temporary lane shift, will remain in place while the contractor continues to install utility infrastructure. The 12-inch water line and sanitary sewer installation are about 90% complete. Up next is the storm drain installation, set to begin in the next couple of weeks.

Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Stay up-to-date with this project by following the new Southlake Mobility page on Facebook, sign up for the mobility email list, look for stories on My Southlake News and check out the project webpage on the City website.

Utility work on N. White Chapel moving along

Contractors are right on schedule with the N. White Chapel widening project, located between Highland and SH 114.

White Chapel update 2018621 interiorA recent lane shift has allowed the contractor to begin installing utility infrastructure. This includes water, sewer, and drainage. Next will be the installation of a 12-inch waterline, scheduled to begin in the next couple of weeks.

As always, motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Keep up-to-date with this project by following the new Southlake Mobility page on Facebook, sign up for the mobility email list, look for stories on My Southlake News and check out the project webpage on the City website.

Randol Mill Ave. Closure begins June 9, 2014

2014-06-09 (Randol Mill Closure Detour Map)

Click to enlarge detour map.

Beginning June 9, 2014, Randol Mill Avenue from Johnson Road to Florence Road will be closed to through traffic. This section of Randol Mill Avenue will be closed for about 60 days (weather permitting) as work crews construct water and sewer lines in preparation for TxDOT’s widening of Randol Mill Avenue (FM 1938 Phase II).

Closing the road is necessary due to the location of the existing water and sewer lines, which are currently under Randol Mill Avenue in the center of the two-lane roadway. An alternative to the closure was considered, but ultimately deemed too costly. Therefore, the road closure was determined to be the best solution.

Minimizing the impact of the Randol Mill Avenue closure to residents and motorists is a top priority. “We are working with the residents that are directly affected by this closure to mitigate the inconvenience as much as possible,” says Director of Public Works, Bob Price, P.E., N.S.P.E.

Measures to minimize the impact to residents and motorists include:

  • Placing detour signs near the closure points advising new routes (see map).
  • Evaluating the need to change the 2-way stop currently at Florence and Pearson to a temporary 4-way stop to ensure safety and mitigate the increase in traffic caused by the detour.

We ask for, and appreciate, your patience for the duration of the Randol Mill closure. If you’re traveling in the area, please observe the detours once construction begins.

For further information about the FM 1938 Phase II project, please visit the project webpage here.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E., at 817-748-8274.

Four-way stop signs Pearson and Florence intersection as part of the detour.

Four way stop signs Pearson and Florence
intersection as part of the detour.

 

Highland from N. Kimball to Sunshine Ln. Closed to Thru Traffic December 18-19

Utility work at Highland from North Kimball to Sunshine Lane will begin (weather permitting) Wednesday, December 18th and be completed on Thursday, December 19th. The street will be closed to thru traffic on those days as construction crews install water and sewer utility lines through the intersection.

In the coming days, motorists will notice electronic message boards at key points near the construction zone communicating the impending road closure. Please be aware of the message boards and plan for alternate routes on the construction days.

Residents of Andre Ct and Stanhope Court will continue to have access to their cul-de-sac coming from the west of Sunshine Ln.

The City respectfully asks that all travelers remain patient throughout this process. We understand that inconveniences will occur due to the construction but know that the City is committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.

The City also asks that all travelers remain patient throughout this process. We understand that inconveniences will occur due to the construction but know that the City is committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.

Deputy Director of Public works, Cheryl Taylor states, “Getting this work done is incredibly important. The utility work is part of Phase II of the North Kimball Avenue Widening and will allow for further progression on this significant roadway project.”

For more information regarding the North Kimball Avenue Improvement Project, please contact Steven Anderson, P.E. in the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098. For additional information about N. Kimball Avenue project, please visit the project web page.