Southlake's Mobility Master Plan amendments to address sidewalks over the next few years

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The city of Southlake is amending its Mobility Master Plan to add sidewalk projects designed to improve connectivity through the city. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Southlake is amending its Mobility Master Plan to add sidewalk projects designed to improve connectivity through the city. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Changes to Southlake’s Mobility Master Plan will prioritize new projects that improve connectivity and walkability throughout the city.

According to City Council documents dated Nov. 16, the proposed amendment will reprioritize specific sidewalk segments, modify the city’s pathways map, add a project at the intersection of Highland Street and Shady Oaks Boulevard, and recommend an Hwy. 114 improvement study.

Sidewalk improvements are ranked by priority based on connectivity to other sidewalks, locations near parks and schools, right-of-way availability or easement, and construction costs. Tier 1 recommendations, which include projects along Union Church Road, Silicon Drive, South Nolen Drive and South White Chapel Boulevard, are expected to be developed in one to three years. Tier 2 recommendations should take four to seven years, and Tier 3 recommendations are in the eight years and longer range.



As part of the city’s comprehensive plan—Southlake’s blueprint and framework for city programs and projects over the next 20 years—the Mobility Master Plan also allocates resources from the capital improvement program and establishes programs.


Residents still have time to complete the sidewalk priority feedback form on the city’s website. The first reading of the amendments was approved by council on Nov. 16. The second reading will take place Dec. 7.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.