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.
Rufe Snow Drive (Mid-Cities Boulevard to Ridgetop)
This project to widen the existing 5-lane roadway to 7 lanes began in May 2016. The street will be reconstructed with concrete pavement, sidewalks and signalization improvements. Roadway construction is expected to take 22 months. See periodic updates on this project here.
Rufe Snow / Glenview Intersection
An additional lane will be added to Rufe Snow Drive at the intersection with Glenview Drive to better accommodate increased traffic to and from the new charter school. The additional lane will allow two through lanes in both the north- and southbound directions, in addition to a dedicated left-turn lane for both north- and southbound traffic. A traffic signal will also be added on Glenview at Chapel Park to allow vehicles leaving the school to safely turn into and out of the school site. A construction contract was awarded to Ragle, Inc. Construction will begin in October and is anticipated to be complete in February. 80% of the cost of this project will be paid for by the charter school.
Meadowlakes Drive will be extended to the east of Rufe Snow Drive, creating a fourth leg at that signalized intersection. Meadowlakes will connect to Corona at the current intersection of Corona and LaRue. LaRue will become a cul-de-sac. The extension will accommodate increased traffic from redevelopment along Loop 820. It will not only keep commercial traffic out of nearby residential neighborhoods, it will also provide the Snow Heights neighborhood with a signalized turn to go southbound. Construction of the new section of roadway began in July and is expected to take 4 months to complete. View map.
Harmonson Road Sewer Project
The existing 18” sanitary sewer main along Harmonson Road, from Dawn Drive to just east of Lochridge Court, is being reconstructed. Work began in mid-April 2017 and is expected to last four months.
Calloway Channel Repair Project
Approximately 900 feet of the western channel bank along the Calloway Branch tributary just east of Graham Ranch will be restored and fortified to prevent future erosion problems. Construction is ongoing and is anticipated to be completed in June 2017.
Smithfield Road (Davis to Mid-Cities)
This project will 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. Utility relocation is concluding and construction is anticipated to begin in summer or fall 2017.
Davis / Mid-Cities Intersection
In order to reduce some of the congestion at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Mid-Cities Boulevard the city and state will be adding an additional turn lane at each leg of the intersection. This will create a dual left turn lane throughout the intersection. Because the intersection will be widened, additional right-of-way will need to be purchased before the construction can begin. Currently the city is completing the right-of-way acquisition. This phase of the project is planned to be complete by summer 2017. Once that is complete the utilities will be relocated. Roadway construction is anticipated to begin in late 2017 or early 2018.
Recently Completed Projects
Rufe Snow (Karen to Loop 820)
This capital project involved widening a small section of Rufe Snow immediately south of Loop 820 to connect to the portion of Rufe Snow that was reconstructed in 2005. The project had been delayed so as not to coincide with highway construction. Construction took almost a year despite its relatively small scope, due to the presence of gas pipelines and some additional signal work to accommodate the future extension of Meadowlakes Drive east of Rufe Snow.
Lynda CourtThis Community Development Block Grant project involved a partnership with Tarrant County to administer federal grant money to reconstruct Lynda Court, including the installation of a new water line, concrete roadway pavement and new sidewalks. The project took approximately five months to complete.
This capital project included the installation of additional drainage pipes in Main Street east of Chilton and Jerry Court to better accommodate storm water runoff. The project took approximately six months to complete and included new asphalt pavement in the project area.
Other Street Improvements
During 2016, the Street Division completed asphalt rehabilitation projects on City Point Drive and Redondo Street and resurfaced around 4 lane miles of other city streets. They also excavated and patched over 100,000 square feet of asphalt pavement; made around 14,000 square feet of concrete curb and gutter repairs; and patched a little over 5,000 square feet of potholes.