Construction Projects

As part of its plan for continuous improvement, the City of Watauga Public Works Department will periodically undertake a water, sewer, street or traffic construction project. These projects focus on the city's infrastructure in the most need of repair.  Street or traffic projects may be implemented to provide for safe and effective driving conditions for all Watauga residents and visitors. Information on the most current construction projects will be added once the planning and bidding processes for the project are complete. 
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    Starnes Road 16"               Water Main:


Engineering design was approved for the Starnes Road 16" Water Main from Indian Springs Road to Rufe Snow Drive at the August 2017 City Council Meeting.  The plan includes abandoning the existing 16" water main,  placing a new 16” water main, and repair of street cut with concrete paving.  Construction is planned to start late May 2018.



Whitley Road Phase I

The Whitley Road Phase I Construction Project from Starnes Road to just south of Oakhill Road is complete and was opened to traffic on December 15, 2017. The contractor shall be working on any future punch list items during the month of January.  The City of Watauga and Tarrant County plan to restripe Whitley Road from Oakhill Drive to Hightower Drive later in 2018.  



Bursey Road Phase II

The City of Watauga is widening Bursey Road from Willis Lane to Rufe Snow Drive. The existing street shall be reconstructed with concrete pavement, storm water, water, and sidewalk improvements. The construction of the project began in late July and is scheduled to be done in April 2018. The construction of the project is to be done in two (2) phases with Phase I being the west side from Grayson Way to Willis Lane and Phase II being the east side from Grayson Way to Rufe Snow Road. During the construction of Phase II, there shall be access to the Serene Court from Bursey Road after Dec. 21th or Grayson Way (Dec. 14-Dec.21). The contractor, Cidrax Texas LLC., provided an updated construction schedule showing that the project should be complete by April 2018. If you have any questions or concerns about the construction project, Please contact the Watauga Public Works Department at (817) 514-5753.


Whitley Road Phase II

Whitley Road Phase 2 is under engineering design and will be from Watauga Road to Chapman Road.



Chapman Road/Cheatham Dr.

Rufe Snow Widening Project 

STATUS UPDATE - October 30, 2017

The City of North Richland Hills and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)widening project of Rufe Snow Drive from just south of Ridgetop Road to Watauga Road is nearing the end of Phase I construction and will soon start Phase II of the project which is the west side (southbound driving lanes).  Continuous dual northbound and southbound driving lanes are to be open during construction other than minor single lane closures as necessary.  According to our review of the proposed schedule, Kodiak Construction may begin the Phase II portion of the project in December of 2017. 
  The Contractor shall provide driveway entry signs along Rufe Snow Drive notifying motorist of business entry points where construction barricading blocks normal visibility of drive approaches.  Additional temporary advertising signs may be granted to a business by the Abuilding Official when construction reduces access or visibility of the business.  The time allowed for the display of a temporary sign shall be extended to the duration of the limited or reduced access or visibility.  Such signs shall be exempt from a permit fee.  To request a temporary sign contact the Watauga Public Works Department at (817) 514-5839.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the NRH Engineering Staff at (817) 427-6400 or the Watauga Public Works Department at (817) 514-5753.



ORIGINAL INFORMATION

Beginning June 27, 2016, the City of North Richland Hills will start the Rufe Snow Drive Widening Project starting at Watauga Road and progressing north towards Ridgetop Drive.  The project has a schedule of 426 working days.

The project includes widening the existing 5-lane section to a 7-lane section, similar to the portion of Rufe Snow south of Watauga Road.  The three signalized intersections (Watauga, Chapman, Hightower) will also be reconstructed with new signal equipment, and dedicated turn lanes where warranted.  Sidewalks will be provided along both sides of the new roadway.  While this project will greatly improve congestion in this heavily traveled corridor, the construction phase will be challenging at times for adjacent property and business owners.  NRH and Watauga staff will be working closely with the contractor to expedite the process and preserve as much mobility as possible during the work. 

The City shall provide Driveway entry signs along Rufe Snow Drive notifying motorist of business entry points where construction barricading blocks normal visibility of drive approaches.  These signs shall be part of the construction barricade placement.

Additional temporary signs may be granted to a business by the Building Official when construction initiated by a governmental entity limits or reduces the access or visibility of the business for more than 60 days.  The time allowed for the display of a temporary or portable sign may be extended to the full duration of the limited or reduced access or visibility.  Such signs shall be exempt from a permit fee.  To request a temporary sign contact the Watauga Public Works Department at 817.514.5839