Starnes Road 16" Water Main:
The Starnes Road 16” Water Main replacement project from Indian Springs Road to Rufe Snow Drive is currently in the Engineering Design Phase.The plan includes abandoning the existing 16" water main, placing a new 16” water main, and repairing the street cuts with concrete paving. Construction is planned to start late May 2018.
The following streets have been selected to be rehabilitated during the 2017/2018 maintenance program. This program is funded by the ¼ cent sales tax for street maintenance.
- Birchhill Rd.
- Lamar St.
- Carousel Dr.
- Valley View Dr.
- Cedarhill Rd.
- Hillcrest Dr.
Reliable Paving has been contracted to replace the curb and gutter, driveway approaches, valley gutters, etc. They are currently removing and replacing concrete on Carousel Dr. and Birchhill Rd. The contractor is also removing and replacing sidewalk on Cedarhill Rd.
When the contractor completes all repairs, Tarrant County Precinct 3 will start the process of reclaiming, stabilizing the subgrade, and start placing asphalt on the entire roadway at each location.
If you have any questions or concerns contact the Watauga Public Works Department at (817)-514-5839.
Whitley Road 1 Reconstruction
Whitley Road 1 from Birchill Road to Starnes Road is complete and open to traffic. The contractor Stabile and Winn, Inc. and Engineering Firm Burgess Niple both performed well on this project and opened the road ahead of schedule. Enjoy the new road, water, and sidewalk improvements.
Whitley Road 2 Reconstruction
Whitley Road from Watauga Road to Chapman Road is currently in the engineering design phase. A Public Input Meeting was held on January 23, 2018 at 7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Citizen involvement was excellent and our engineering team is reviewing the comments to incorporate some into the project.
The project includes complete reconstruction of the street, storm water drainage system, 16” water main, and related wastewater infrastructure. The new street shall be concrete with sidewalks along the sides of the street. Burgess Niple is the Engineering Design firm working on the plans.
Bursey Road 2 Reconstruction
Bursey Road is currently closed from Grayson Way to Rufe Snow Drive. We are fast approaching the ability to open Bursey Road to thru traffic.
Currently, we estimate opening the road to traffic by the 30th of March.
The City of Watauga appreciates everyone’s patience while we work to complete this important project. We shall keep everyone posted on the actual opening date.
Rufe Snow Widening Project
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 (northbound lanes) and should start Phase II (southbound driving lanes) on February 26, 2018. Continuous dual northbound and southbound driving lanes are to be open during construction other than minor single lane closures as necessary.
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 Building 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.
AT&T Construction in Park Vista Area
AT&T is installing Fiber Optics in the Park Vista Area during the months of January and February. The work shall be on the following streets:
- Elk Ridge Drive
- Trout Creek Court
- Caribou Ridge Drive
- Beaver Ridge Drive
- Bear Hollow Court
- Red Rock Trail
- Geyser Trail
- Bison Trail
- Bison Court
- Cedar View Trail
- Cedar View Court
- Timber Ridge Drive
All improvements shall be in the public right-of-way with minor disturbances to your front lawn. Any damages caused by AT&T shall be repaired by AT&T. If you have any concerns, please contact AT&T at 817-466-8515 or the Watauga Public Works Department at 817-514-5843.