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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Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study 2019

Beginning July 23, 2019, Burgess and Niple Engineering shall start smoke testing the wastewater mains from Watauga Road to N. Tarrant Parkway between Denton Highway and Echo Hill Drive.  All affected residents received a notice prior to the start of smoke testing.

This study involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines in the streets and easements. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system.

The smoke that you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is harmless, has little odor, and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult your licensed plumber.

If the harmless smoke enters through faulty plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to enter your home or business. Should smoke enter your home or business, contact a representative of Burgess and Niple (B&N) at (817) 306-1444. A crew member can check the sewer lines around your home or business to possibly determine the source of the smoke.

To prevent smoke from entering your home or business: Make sure that all drain traps (also called “U Joints” or “P Traps”) in your home are filled with water by pouring water in the drain. A filled drain trap will keep smoke out of your home or business.

The City of Watauga will be working with crews from B&N to conduct the sewer inspections. Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements on your property. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements of the sewer lines and manholes.

B&N personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. Homeowners do not need to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home or business.
Photographs will be taken of leaks occurring in the system. We anticipate the smoke testing will require a few hours in your area. Your cooperation will be appreciated. The information gained from this testing is being used to improve the quality of your wastewater collection system.


 If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact:

 Billy Wendland, P.E.
Burgess and Niple
(817) 306-1444 Ext 6105
www.burgessniple.com
or
Helen @ City of Watauga
(817) 514-5843


Street Rehabilitation

    Projects 2020/2021

The following street is being rehabilitated during the 2020/2021 maintenance program. This program is funded by the remaining funds from the ¼ cent sales tax for street maintenance.

  • 1. Bernadine – Chapman Road to Stardust Drive North
    2. Miles – Highlawn Terrace to Valley View
    3. Moss Lane - Miles Drive to Rufe Snow Drive
    4. Redbud Drive - Miles Drive to Rufe Snow Drive
    5. Willow View  – Miles Drive to Rufe Snow Drive
    6. Haney Ct – Morris Blvd to cul-de-sac

Usually, we start the paving rehabilitation in August of each year, the City shall start milling the existing asphalt from the roadway in preparation for the paving repairs.  Then, Tarrant County Precinct 3 in partnership with the City of Watauga shall rehabilitate the street subgrade and place new asphalt pavement.

All residents directly affected shall be given updated notice of major construction.  If you have concerns or questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-514-5806.

We appreciate Commissioner Gary Fickes and his team from Precinct 3 in their efforts to provide the citizens of Precinct 3 quality roads at an affordable cost.  The partnership saves the Citizens of Watuaga a significant  portion of the construction cost.

During the year, the Public Works Department will repair sidewalks, curb lines, valley gutters, and handicap ramps along these sections of roadway.


Green Ribbon Grant 2 - Denton Highway Beautification

The City applied for and received a second Green Ribbon Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) in the amount of $400,000 for landscaping improvements along Denton Highway.  This type of grant can only be used for landscaping improvements.  The City had to fund the application and design fee in the amount of $37,900.

The City held a public meeting to obtain input from the Citizens of Watauga and the design was in conformance with the wishes of our residents.

The project shall provide landscaping improvements (small trees, rock, and other plantings).  The look is more western and low maintenance.

The location for phase 2 is to start at the northern end of Denton Highway and fill in the gaps between the intersections that were completed in phase 1.  Phase 2 will extend from N. Tarrant Parkway to North Park Drive.

Construction started in February 2021 and is expected to be complete in April 2021.

Sidewalk Projects 2020-21

The Storm Drain Division of the Public Works Department implements the replacement and construction of sidewalks.

They have replaced or will before the end of September (update pending) Linear Feet of sidewalk in various locations throughout the city. The following are locations of sidewalk replacements in budget year 2020-2021:

List being prepared...

W.C.R. - Wheel Chair Ramp - ADA Ramp


Meadowlark Paving, Water, and Wastewater:

The project was awarded to Reliable Paving, Inc. in the amount of $1,543,686.70 for the construction of Meadowlark Lane East, Paving, Drainage and Water Improvements from Heather Drive to Pebblebrook Drive.

This project reconstructs Meadowlark Lane East from Heather Drive to Pebblebrook Drive.  It constructs a new 8" diameter water line and a new 8" sanitary sewer line along its length.  It also reconstructs affected curb inlets and storm drain at Meadowbrook Drive and abandons the two existing sanitary sewer lines.

Reliable Paving, Inc. of Arlington, Texas started on August 11, 2020 and is currently behind schedule and construction is expected to be complete by June 2021.

Meadowlark Lane East shall be open to local residential traffic to homes but will be closed at times during the day to allow for the installation of infrastructures.

All residents affected by this project were notified by letter and shall received a visit from our construction inspector with a business card including his contact information.

Whitley Road 3 Reconstruction

The project was awarded to S.A.I. Construction Inc. in the amount of $2,963,722.00 for the construction of Whitley Road 3 and Bowie Street, Paving, Drainage and Water Improvements for the base bid plus the alternate bid for solar powered pedestrian (RRFB) Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon Warning Signs at multiple locations.

This project reconstructs Whitley Road from Chapman Road to Near Concord Street. Whitley 3 constructs a new 16" diameter water main and a new storm drain system along the length of Whitley Road. It also constructs a new storm drain system and 8" diameter water and sewer along the length of Bowie Street.  The Whitley Road 3 location is adjacent to the Bunker Hill subdivision.

We bid a base bid and one (1) alternate. The alternate was for Solar Powered Pedestrian RRFB Warning LED Signs at 5 locations: (1) Hightower Road at Constitution Lane, (2) Hightower Road at Bennington Drive, (3) Starnes Road at Partridge Drive, (4) Bursey Road at Indian Springs Road and (5) Whitley Road at Hickory Hill Road, in the amount of $125,000.  These signs are traffic control devices used to enhance safety by reducing crashes between vehicles and pedestrians at un-signalized intersection by increasing driver awareness of potential pedestrian conflicts.

Construction shall start March 29, 2021 and the contractor bid 365 calendar days to complete the project which should be complete in March 2022 pending weather delays or miscellaneous allowance revisions.

Whitley Road 3 shall be closed to through traffic and only open as needed for local residential traffic.

All residents directly affected shall be given a written notice of construction. The road will be closed to thru traffic. If you have concerns or questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-514-5806.

Bowie Street Reconstruction

The project was awarded to S.A.I. Construction Inc. in the amount of $2,963,722.00 for the construction of Whitley Road 3 and Bowie Street, Paving, Drainage and Water Improvements.

This project reconstructs Bowie Street from Denton Hwy. to Plum Street. It constructs a new street, sidewalks, storm drain system and 8" diameter water and sewer along the length of Bowie Street.  The Bowie Street portion is within the Old Town Watauga subdivision west of Plum Street.

Construction shall start March 29, 2021 and the contractor bid 365 calendar days to complete the project which should be complete in March 2022 pending weather delays or miscellaneous allowance revisions.

Bowie Street shall be closed to through traffic and only open as needed for local residential traffic.

All residents directly affected shall be given a written notice of construction. The road will be closed to thru traffic. If you have concerns or questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-514-5806.