Roadway, bridge, sidewalk and water line improvements are coming to North White Chapel Boulevard at Kirkwood Branch.

The backstory

In September 2018, a flood event damaged the culvert crossing at Kirkwood Branch, according to city documents. Temporary repairs were made to the bridge in early 2019 with the intention of a more “robust” project completed in the future, city documents stated.

The details

Permanent improvements include elevating the crossings at Kirkwood Branch and adding sidewalks along North White Chapel Boulevard. Improvements will also be made to the retaining wall, drainage and water line, city documents state.

A contract for construction with Rebcon LLC was approved by Southlake City Council on June 20.
  • Cost is to not exceed $6.9 million.
  • The project is funded by Southlake’s capital improvement program.
What else?

Council also approved a $650,000 services agreement with Halff Associates Inc. for construction management June 20. Full-time construction management as well as inspection and testing services will be required for the bridge construction, paving and retaining wall structures due to the nature of this project, city documents stated.

What to expect

Residents should anticipate detours as the crossing will be closed during construction. Construction will begin late this summer and continue through late summer or early fall 2025, according to a city news release.