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Res 96-05 Support for TxDot to Expedite the State Highway 114 ImprovementsTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-5 A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE METROPORT S.H. 114 PARTNERSHIP'S REQUEST TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (""TxDOT") TO EXPEDITE STATE HIGHWAY 114 M'ROVEMENTS. WHEREAS, S.H. 114 is a roadway of regional significance that provides a major travel corridor through the Metroplex area; and, WHEREAS, the reconstruction of S.H. 114 from Dove Road to BS 114-L is included in the North Central Texas Council of Government's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Year 2000 funding, and the North Central Texas Council of Government's Mobility 2010 20 -year long-range plan and the Regional Thoroughfare Plan Update includes S.H. 114 as an improved freeway facility through the City of Southlake; and, WHEREAS, on April S, 1993, the Regional Transportation Council (the Transportation Policy Body for the North Central Texas Council of Governments) endorsed extending the Dallas -Fort Worth Urban area as part of identifying the Dallas -Fort Worth allocation of the National Highway System program, and included in the extension of the Urban Area and inclusion in the National System program is S.H. 114 near Kirkwood Boulevard to IH -35W; and, WHEREAS, the Cities of the Metroport area (the cities between the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Alliance Airport) and the surrounding municipalities have experienced significant growth in development that is anticipated to continue with projects such as the Texas Motor Speedway at S.H. 114 and IH -35W, the new Wal-Mart and Home Depot at S.H. 114 and Kimball Road, the expansion of Maguire Thomas Partners' Solana development, and the continued growth and development of Alliance, which contributes to the already existing high levels of traffic on S.H. 114; and, WHEREAS, as part of the S.H. 114 improvement program, local area property owners, in cooperation with local entities including area cities, have participated in the S.H. 114 freeway program by providing schematic preparation, environmental document preparation, and a successful public involvement and environmental approval process; and, WHEREAS, cooperatively these communities and the private sector have completed the environmental studies, and has provided more than $4.0 million of engineering plans and $20.0 million dollars of right-of-way; and, WHEREAS, S.H. 114 through Roanoke, Southlake, Trophy Club, and Westlake have a number of signalized intersections, which, with increasing traffic, contribute to further congestion and motorist delay on the facility; and, 2 WHEREAS, the identified strategic interchange improvements on S.H. 114 would alleviate congestion on the facility and allow for the improved flow of traffic and increased safety of the traveling public; and, WHEREAS, the City of Southlake has offered to contribute up to $1.0 million for the Kimball Road interchange and provide assistance to TxDOT to accelerate the right-of-way acquisition for this priority improvement; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: Section 1. That all matters stated in the preamble of this resolution are true and correct as if copied herein in their entirety. Section 2. That the Town of Westlake supports the efforts of the Metroport S.H. 114 Partnership to encourage TxDOT to expedite strategic improvements to S.H. 114 from Grapevine to IH -35W. Section 3. That the Town of Westlake urges TxDOT to respond favorably to the Metroport S.H. 114 Partnership's request to expedite the S.H. 114 improvements, including the access roads, the Roanoke bypass, the interchange improvements at Kimball Road and Dove Road in Southlake, acquiring the identified right-of-way for the interchange projects, and 41 beginning the acquisition process to preserve the remaining S.H. 114 right-of-way corridor through the City of Southlake. ADOPTED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake on this 3rd day of June, 1996. ATTEST: Clinger ` osswy, Town Secpqpiry n u Scott Bra ey, Mayor