Larger waterlines and sidewalks will be coming to Randol Mill Avenue in Southlake after City Council approved a contract at the June 18 meeting.

An engineering service agreement with KSA Engineers Inc., which has an office in McKinney, was approved for an amount not to exceed $400,000 with $55,000 in contingency for additional engineering services. The funding was approved in the 2024 Capital Improvement Program, according to city documents.

During the Jan. 16 meeting, council awarded a preliminary design service contract to KSA in an amount not to exceed $136,000. This latest contract will allow KSA to further develop the design and produce a final design, according to city documents.

The details

The work would be on Randol Mill Avenue, from Morgan Road to south of West Dove Road, at the Westlake-Southlake border. Documents show construction starting Oct. 22 and running through Feb. 3, 2025.

The proposed improvements include upsizing an existing 8-inch water line with a 12-inch water line, as recommended in the city’s water masterplan. According to city documents, the upsizing will improve water flow, maintain pressure and align with recommendations from Freese and Nichols.

What else?

The work would also add a 5-foot sidewalk—on the east side of the roadway—that is part of the city’s pathways master plan, according to city documents. The addition of a sidewalk would connect the neighborhoods, such as Enclave, Dove Acres, Hillwood Estates, Regal Oaks and Tuscan Ridge, city document state.

The total length of the sidewalk would be about one-half mile or 2,700 linear feet and would match the existing section south of Morgan Road, according to city documents.

Also on the agenda

Council approved a $4 million contract renewal with Apex Concrete Lifting that will run from August 2024-August 2025 and will be factored into fiscal year 2024-25. The initial contract was approved in June 2022, according to city documents.

That price included a 4% economic price adjustment compared to the FY 2023-24 rate, according to city documents.

The contract provides concrete-related services for the city of Southlake, including:
  • Concrete flat work, including removal
  • Curb and gutter repairs and new installations
  • New sidewalk installation and repair service
  • Exposed aggregate finish
  • Colored concrete service
  • Stamped concrete service
  • Brick pavers and truncated domes service
  • Vertical retaining wall installation and repair services
  • French drain installation services