Phase 1 of landscape improvements along SH 114 and West Dove Road cleared the first hurdle when funding was approved by Southlake City Council.

During a Jan. 16 meeting, an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for Green Ribbon Program-funded improvements was approved for an amount not to exceed $516,545.

In a nutshell

The TxDOT Green Ribbon Program improvements change a concrete-dominated landscape by planting trees and other native vegetation, according to city officials. This plan will take part in at least three phases, depending on funding, according to city documents. Intersections improvements are planned along SH 114 and:
  • West Dove Road
  • North White Chapel Boulevard
  • North Carroll Avenue
  • Kimball Avenue
The city would be responsible for $71,300, covering the cost of engineering and environmental work, with TxDOT and federal government funding covering the rest of the project.

The details

Phase 1 would be on the north and south side of SH 114, east of the Dove Road intersection. According to planning documents, trees, shrubs, native grasses and mulch would be installed.

Plans for Phase 2 would be in fiscal year 2024-25, and Phase 3 would be fiscal year 2025-26, according to a presentation.