Whitley Road Phase I
Construction will begin June 26th on Whitley Road, Phase 1, which is from Oakhill Road to Starnes Road. Whitley Road is being widened to a two-lane concrete roadway with a dedicated two-way center left turn lane. The project is intended to improve safety by eliminating a narrow section of roadway. Bike lanes are being added to provide better access for cyclists.
City Council authorized the construction firm Stabile & Winn to construct roadway, water, and drainage improvements to this 1/5-mile section of Whitley Road. This project is funded by the Drainage Fund and the Water Fund. Construction is expected to last until January 2018 weather permitting.
Bursey Road Phase II
On June 19th, the City Council approved the award of Bursey Road Phase II for construction with Cidrax Texas, LLC. It will take a few weeks to have all the contracts approved and signed. Construction should begin in late July on Bursey Road Phase II, which is from Willis Lane to Rufe Snow Road. The new road includes four lanes of concrete street section, storm drain improvements, rehabilitation or replacement of utilities, and sidewalks. During the construction, Bursey Road shall be closed to thru traffic. Residents in Serene Court shall have continuous access to Bursey Road since that is their only connection to a public street. The Dollar General and EZ Mart shall also have continuous access to Bursey Road. Durham Farms should have access for the majority of the project, but will be off for some time.
Whitley Road Phase II
Whitley Road Phase 2 is under engineering design and will be from Watauga Road to Chapman Road.
Rufe Snow Widening Project
STATUS UPDATE - June 22, 2017
North Richland Hills Rufe Snow Expansion Project is currently progressing with steel reinforcement being placed for the new road northbound lanes. Kodiak’s Supervisor states they will try to make every effort to complete the project as planned in April of 2018.
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