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. 

Street Rehabilitation

    Project 2017/2018

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 completed the concrete repairs at all six locations. As soon as Tarrant County Precinct 3  gets an opening in their schedule. They 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.

      Pavement Markings –
       Re-striping Streets

Tarrant County is scheduled to stripe the following locations, starting Tuesday June 12, 2018 weather permitting.

  • Hightower Drive between Whitley Road and Rufe Snow Drive (Approximately 4,710 L.F.)
  • Starnes Road from Denton Highway (US 377) east to traffic buttons (Approximately 300 L.F.)
  • Starnes Road between Indian Springs and Rufe Snow Drive (Approximately 4,830 L.F.)
  • North Park between Whitley Road and Rufe Snow Drive (Approximately 5,350 L.F.)


       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

The City of Watauga is widening Bursey Road from Willis Lane to Rufe Snow Drive.  Bursey Road shall be open to thru traffic March 26, 2018.  The existing street was reconstructed with concrete pavement, storm water system, water, and sidewalk improvements.  While Bursey Road is open to traffic, there still remain minor construction items that will be ongoing.

The construction is completed on the Emma Way from Lauren Way to Grayson Way

We expect the project to be complete in April 2018 other than minor punch list items.  Cidrax Texas, LLC is the general contractor on this project.

    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 the Autumn 2018.

Chapman Road/Cheatham Dr.

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 has completed Phase I (northbound lanes) and has started Phase II (southbound driving lanes) in mid May 2018.  Continuous dual northbound and southbound driving lanes are to be open during construction other than minor single lane closures as necessary.  The revised completion date is November 30th, 2018.

The City of Watauga would like to invite Business Owners along Rufe Snow Drive to a public meeting to discuss the ongoing Rufe Snow Drive Construction project being built by the City of North Richland Hills on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at the Watauga City Hall located at 7105 Whitley Road, in the Council Chambers.

We want to share with you the scope of the project, schedule, Phase II discussion (construction affecting the western most lanes of traffic and center lanes), traffic control plan, and temporary signs.  Also, we would like to have an open discussion regarding the project and determine the best method moving forward to keep you informed on the project.

The Contractor is completing the utility installation and expects to begin sub-grade stabilization the week of July 23rd.

The Contractor has provided 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.