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Whitley Road from Watauga Road to Chapman Road shall begin construction August 12, 2019 with an estimated completion in December 2020.
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 and Quality Excavation is the construction contractor.
Construction shall commence the week of August 12, 2019 which consist of mobilizing and setting up survey control for the project. The week of August 19, traffic control devices shall be set and work shall start on the water mains. The work shall start at Watauga Road and proceed north.
All residents directly affected shall be given a written notice of construction. The road will be closed to thru traffic at times.
The limits of construction include:
1. Whitley Road – Watauga Road to just north of Chapman Road
2. Whispering Lane – Whitley Road to just east of Cathy Drive
3. Cathy Drive – Whispering Lane to just north of Rickee
4. Old Whitley Road – Whitley Road to Chapman Road
We shall maintain the pedestrian creek crossing from Kennedy Street/Storm Drive to Whitley Road/Whispering Lane and provide a path for students to cross the construction zone clearly marked.
Also, at the end of construction, a High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) shall be installed at the Whitley Road and Whispering Lane. A HAWK is a traffic control device used to stop road traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely. Students shall press a button, the signal shall activate all red (stop) for vehicles traveling along Whitley Road.
During construction, our Engineering Inspector, Wayne Jarvis, shall be onsite each day. He may be reached at 817-514-5753 office or 682-715-8040 cell. Please feel free to call him or my office anytime with construction questions.
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.