Street Improvements

Each year the City of North Richland Hills improves a number of City streets through the City's 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. 

The annual Preventive Street Maintenance Program provides NRH an effective way to protect the public investment on all public streets, thoroughfares and public ways. This program consists of minor reconstruction, resurfacing, overlaying, slurry sealing and patching of public streets to preserve and extend the life of the pavement. This program keeps the city from having to pay higher costs for street repairs in the future and helps to extend the life expectancy of the pavement.  Each year City staff evaluates the condition of all streets in North Richland Hills to determine which roadways are due for annual maintenance. In 2017, this program is expected to improve about 10% of the lane miles within the city.

Current Street Construction



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.

Future Street Construction

 


Smithfield Road (Davis to Mid-Cities)


The Smithfield project consists of realigning a portion of Smithfield Road so that it connects directly to Bridge Street at Davis Boulevard in accordance with the city’s Master Thoroughfare Plan. In addition, the Smithfield Road pavement will be widened from the new connection at Davis Boulevard to a point just north of Mid-Cities Boulevard. The project also includes the modification of two signalized intersections to accommodate the new Smithfield configuration, along with continuous sidewalks and a drainage system. Franchise utility relocation is underway. We anticipate that construction will begin in Spring 2017. 

Meadowlakes Extension                                 

Meadowlakes Drive will be extended to the east of Rufe Snow Drive, creating a fourth leg at that signalized intersection.  Meadowlakes Drive will connect to Corona at the current intersection of Corona and LaRue. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2017.

Rufe Snow / Glenview Intersection

An additional lane will be added to Rufe Snow Drive just north and south of the intersection with Glenview Drive. This additional lane will allow the signalized intersection to better accommodate the increased traffic expected at the new charter school. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2017. 

Davis / Mid-Cities Intersection


This project consists of adding right- and left-turn lanes, signalization improvements, and sidewalk connections at this major intersection. Currently in final design and right-of-way acquisition phases, construction is anticipated to begin in late 2017 or 2018.

Recently Completed Street Construction



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 Court

This 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.

Main Street

 
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.