Construction on N. White Chapel Boulevard between SH 114 and Emerald Boulevard has been a major topic lately. In order to understand what is going on, let’s take a dive into the “Why”
Council recently approved an Interlocal Agreement with Tarrant County for the joint resurfacing of Continental Boulevard after a Pavement Management Assessment was conducted by Data Transfer Solutions (DTS) in March of 2018.
City Council approved the art concept and contract with artist Boris Kramer for his art sculpture, “Be the Bridge” to be installed at the N. White Chapel Boulevard and Highland Street roundabout.
Crews have been steadily making progress on the widening of N. White Chapel between Highland & SH 114. Part of a larger N. White Chapel improvement project, when completed there will be a new dual-lane roundabout at Highland and N. White Chapel.
At the Feb. 5, 2019, City Council meeting, Council had the first reading of a new speed limit ordinance to reduce the speed limit on N. White Chapel Boulevard, from Drum Lane down to Wingate Lane, from 40 miles per hour to 30 mph.
TxDOT recently announced that the FM 1938 project is entering its final stages. TxDOT has estimated the project will be complete this summer. The 30 mph speed limit will stay in place until that time.
Southlake City Council approved a $3 million funding agreement with TxDOT, during the December 4 City Council meeting, for the construction of east and westbound frontage roads along SH 114 between Kirkwood Boulevard and Dove Road.
Plans are in place to improve mobility between Byron Nelson Parkway and Carroll Avenue. Design for the Zena Rucker Connector east of the Pecan Creek Offices to Tower Boulevard is underway!
Council approved an Engineering Services Agreement with Freese & Nichols to provide 3rd party construction management services for the 2nd phase of the widening of N. White Chapel which includes expanding the road from Emerald to Highland.
The drive on Continental Boulevard will continue to make progress thanks to two new engineering agreements approved at the Dec. 4, 2018, City Council meeting. Improvements are coming to the Continental intersections at FM 1938 and Peytonville Avenue.