Capital Improvement Program

Each year the City of North Richland Hills improves a number of City streets through the Preventive Street Maintenance Program or the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  These projects can take anywhere from a few days to over a year to complete depending on the extent of construction methods required. This page is updated periodically with information on our CIP projects. If you have questions, please call us at 817-427-6400.

Current Projects

Davis / Mid-Cities Intersection

This project by the Texas Department of Transportation will add an additional left turn lane at each leg of the intersection. The dual left turn lanes will allow more vehicles to turn left during a shorter time period.  The time saved on the left turns will allow more “green” time for the Davis and Mid-Cities traffic lanes continuing through the intersection (not turning).  Dedicated right turn lanes are also being added on Davis Boulevard.  Overall the intersection will be more efficient.  The work is expected to be complete in late 2018. View project schematic

Project Update: Unfortunately, the contractor had a conflict with an unknown Atmos Energy gas line at the Davis / Mid Cities intersection. Because of safety concerns the contractor has had to pull off of the project until the gas line work is complete. TxDOT has indicated the contractor will resume road work on July 9, 2018

Smithfield Road, from Davis to Mid-Cities

Construction has started on a project to align Smithfield Road with Bridge Street at Davis Boulevard, creating a four-leg intersection. Smithfield will also be widened from Davis to just north of Mid-Cities and turn lanes will be added to the intersection at Mid-Cities to increase efficiency and reduce delays during peak times.  New sidewalks and street lighting will be added. One travel lane will stay open in each direction during most of the project, which is expected to be complete in early 2019. 
View project schematic.

Rufe Snow Drive (Mid-Cities Boulevard to Ridgetop)

Construction of the Rufe Snow Drive improvements north of Mid-Cities Boulevard is behind schedule and the city is currently pursuing all legal options available to get the project completed. This project is funded by TxDOT through a federal grant, with the city funding about 20% of costs.  When this work is completed, Rufe Snow between Mid-Cities and Ridgetop will be a 7-lane concrete roadway, matching the section of Rufe Snow south of Mid-Cities.  Drainage, sidewalk and intersection improvements are also part of this project. See FAQs on this project here.

Future Projects  

Meadow Court

Construction of the 43rd Year Community Block Grant (CDBG) Project is anticipated to begin this spring.  The project will consist of reconstructing Meadow Court including the cul-de-sac.

Vance and Glenview Signal Upgrades

This project consists of replacing the existing span wire traffic signal at the intersection of Vance Road and Glenview Drive with pole mounted signals. This project also includes the installation of pedestrian signal heads and striping at the intersection. Ninety percent of this project is funded by a Highway Safety Improvement Program grant, with a 10% local funding match. 

Asphalt Overlays

Portions of the following streets are scheduled to receive asphalt overlays in the coming months. Asphalt overlays improve roadway surface, making it smoother to drive on, and extend the life of the street.
  • Carolyn Drive
  • Deaver Drive
  • Briley Drive
  • Browning Drive
  • Price Drive
  • Gayle Drive

Recently Completed Projects

Rufe Snow & Glenview Intersection

Improvements to the intersection of Rufe Snow Drive and Glenview Drive were recently completed.  An additional north and southbound lane was added to better accommodate increased traffic to and from the new charter school. A traffic signal was also added on Glenview at Chapel Park to allow vehicles to safely turn into and out of the school site.  Eighty percent of the cost of this project was funded by the charter school. 

Meadow Lakes Drive

The new section of Meadow Lakes Drive recently opened east of Rufe Snow Drive, creating a fourth leg at the signalized intersection. This extension will accommodate increased traffic from redevelopment along Loop 820, and provides the Snow Heights neighborhood with a signalized turn to go southbound.

Other Improvements

In early 2018, the Street Division resurfaced approximately three miles of residential streets.  The Street Division has also excavated and patched over 30,000 square feet of asphalt pavement; made around 2,000 square feet of concrete curb and gutter repairs; and patched a little over 800 square feet of potholes.