Capital Improvement Program
Smithfield Road, from Davis to Mid-Cities: Construction is almost complete on a project to align Smithfield Road with Bridge Street at Davis Boulevard, creating a four-leg intersection. Smithfield was widened from Davis to just north of Mid-Cities, with turn lanes added to the intersection at Mid-Cities to increase efficiency and reduce delays during peak times. New sidewalks and street lighting were also included. The project is expected by be complete no later than January 2019.
Davis & Mid-Cities Intersection: Work continues on a project by the Texas Department of Transportation to 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 early 2019.
Rufe Snow, north of Mid-Cities: 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. View answers to frequently asked questions at www.nrhtx.com/RufeSnow.
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. The project is currently under design.
Schiller Drive: This project is currently in the preliminary design phase. The project consists of a full reconstruction of the roadway between Gentling Place and Abby Road. The scope includes replacing the existing asphalt pavement with a concrete street, and providing sidewalks. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2019.Asphalt Overlays: Portions of the following streets are scheduled to receive asphalt overlays in the coming months: Marilyn, Shauna, Whitfield, Driftwood, Moss, Starnes and Brookview.
Recently Completed Projects
Meadow Court: Construction of the 43rd Year Community Block Grant (CDBG) Project was completed this summer. The project consisted of reconstructing the full length Meadow Court including the cul-de-sac, and providing new sidewalks throughout.
Other Improvements: In 2018, the Street Division has resurfaced approximately 7.13 miles of residential streets. The Street Division has also excavated and patched over 93,310 square feet of asphalt pavement; made around 7,651 square feet of concrete curb and gutter repairs; and patched a little over 4,800 square feet of potholes.