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. 

Bursey Rd:

Project is 98%  completed. Scheduled completion date of July 2016.

Contractor working on 

final Punch list items and clean up.

  • Grass replacement, street repair and clean up completed. Awaitng final inspection for:

    • Cathy Dr 
    • ChapmanDr
    • Cheatham Dr
    • Highcrest Dr
    • Lamar at Denton Hwy
    • Maure Dr
    • Maurie Circle
    • Old Whitley Road
    • Plum
    • Shipp Dr
    • Whitley Rd 

    Wastewater CIP 2015:

    Project is 51%  completed. Scheduled completion date of November 2016

    • Saramac Drive

        Contractor has completed      
          sanitary sewer main and water    
          main. Working on installation of new storm drain.

          Construction work on Saramac Dr.         includes Sanitary Sewer main
          replacement, Water main
          replacement, Storm Drain    
          replacement and Street Overlay.

    6300-6500 Traffic Detour Map 6300-6500 Saramac Closure

    • Whispering Ln

    Contractor has completed sanitary sewer main and water main. Working on installation of new storm drain.

    Construction work on Whispering Ln includes Sanitary Sewer main replacement, Water main replacement, Storm Drain replacement and Street Overlay.

    Whispering Lane Water Main Project

    • Grace Hardeman Detour
    Please note: Whispering Lane, from Cathy Drive to Maurie Drive, near Grace E. Hardeman Elementary School, shall be closed to through traffic during construction of the storm drainage, water and wastewater mains. Whispering Lane is scheduled to be open to through traffic by mid-October. Prior to the start of school on August 22nd, the intersection of Whispering Lane at Maurie Drive shall be closed to all traffic for reconstruction of the intersection, and will be closed until approximately OCTOBER 1st. During the closure of the intersection, parents dropping off students at Grace E. Hardeman Elementary School from Watauga Road are asked to proceed north on Maurie Drive, turn east (right) onto Warrior Road, turn west (left) onto Whispering Lane, and finally turn south (left) into the parking lot on the north side of Grace E. Hardeman Elementary School. This parking lot is the regular drop off area as used in the previous school year. There shall be detour signs stating: “Detour Student Drop Off” with an arrow directing the route. The contractor for the City of Watauga plans to open the intersection of Whispering Lane as soon as work is complete. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we strive to improve our infrastructure in Watauga. Please note that “One Way” and “Do Not Enter” signage shall be bagged during the detour around the school. If anyone has comments or concerns, please call the Watauga Public Works Department at 817-514-5843. In case of emergency, please call 911. All parents were notified of this closure during meet the teacher night at the school prior to the start of school year.

    Grace Hardeman Detour Map

    • Chapman Road/Cheatham Dr.

      Contractor Working on Final street repairs on Cheatham and on Chapman.

    • Carousel Drive

          Contractor installing sanitary sewer main between Perdido Dr and Stardust Dr N.

    Carousel Closure

    • Dream Ln and Stardust Dr

    Contractor Working on street repairs to be followed by grass and clean up.

    Rufe Snow Widening Project

    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