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

    Projects 2018/2019

The following street is being considered for rehabilitated during the 2018/2019 maintenance program. This program is funded by the ¼ cent sales tax for street maintenance.

  • North Park Dr from Whitley Rd to Indian Springs Dr
In the months of February-early April 2019, the City shall be replacing some drive approaches, valley gutters, sidewalks, and street curb lines.  Later in the year, if approved by City Council, Tarrant County shall remove the old pavement, rehabilitate the street subgrade and place new asphalt pavement.  Once we know the Tarrant County schedule, we shall post it here.  Usually, Tarrant County completes a street rehabilitation project in about 15 calendar days, but weather delays could push it to 30 calendar days.

Green Ribbon Grant - Denton Highway Beautification

The City applied for and received a Green Ribbon Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) in the amount of $393,161.80 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 $72,000.

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 week of February 18th, the construction project broke ground near the intersection of North Tarrant Parkway and Denton Highway.  The project shall provide landscaping improvements (small trees, rock, and other plantings).  The look is more western and low maintenance.

The locations are at the major intersections of Denton HIghway with the exception of Hightower Drive.  This was left out because the Basswood Intersection is going to be reconstruction in the future by Fort Worth and we did not desire to loose our investment.  We are working with Fort Worth to try and have them incorporate the changes with Basswood.

We expect the project to be complete by summer 2019.

Elevated Storage Tank - Water Tower - Verizon Wireless

The City has approved for a lease to be signed with Verizon Wireless allowing Verizon Wireless to install antenna behind the concealment ring of the Water Tower.  In preparation of this work, Verizon Wireless shall start laying fiber optic lines along Shipp Drive, Denton Highway, and North Park Drive to the Water Tower.

Verizon Wireless expects the fiber to be complete by May 2019 and we hope to have the antenna operational by mid-summer 2019.

Starnes Road 16" Water Main:

Update March 8, 2019:  Water Service was restored to Clover Land and Meadowlark Lane North around 1:30 PM on Friday, March 8th.  On Monday, March 11, 2019, the contractor shall shut off the water service to Evergreen Drive from Starnes Road to Heather Drive.  The outage on Evergreen Drive should be between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM.   All home that will be affected by the planned outage received a written notice.

Update March 6, 2019:  On Friday, March 8th, the water for the residents on Clover Lane and Meadowlark Lane North to Heather Drive shall be shut off from approximately 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM.  The new water main shall be connected to the existing water mains that serve these streets.  All homes affected shall receive a letter of notification March 6, 2018.

Original Post January 2019:

The Starnes Road 16” Water Main replacement project from Indian Springs Road to Rufe Snow Drive is planned to start construction on January 7, 2019.  The work will install a new 16 inch diameter water main within the north half of the street.  The existing 16 inch diameter water main shall be abandon in place.

Raytech Services, LLC out of Grand Prairie, Texas is the general contractor for the City on this project.  The contract documents allow construction to be complete by July 2019.  However, the contractor feels he may finish during the month of May 2019.

We do not anticipate any road closures at this time, however, please refrain from parking on the north side of Starnes Road during the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm when construction is near your residence.

If you experience any issues with this project, please contact our Construction Inspector, Wayne Jarvis, at 817-682-715-8040 cell or 817-514-5753 office.

All residents affected by this project were notified by letter and shall receive a visit from our construction inspector on Monday, January 7, 2019 with a business card including his contact information.

Whitley Road 2 Reconstruction

Whitley Road from Watauga Road to Chapman Road is currently in the final engineering design phase.  We expect to advertise the project for construction in early April 2019 and bring a qualified bidder to the City Council for award consideration at the May 13, 2019 City Council Meeting.

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.

Chapman Road/Cheatham Dr.