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.
Davis / Mid-Cities IntersectionConstruction begins the week of November 27, 2017 at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Mid Cities Boulevard for a TxDOT project to widen and improve the roadway. When completed, there will be dual dedicated left center turn lanes in each direction. Dedicated right turn lanes are also being added for each leg of the intersection. Motorists should expect various lane closures during the project, which is anticipated to take 8 months to complete. Please slow down and watch for workers when traveling in this area. Project schematic.
Rufe Snow Drive (Mid-Cities Boulevard to Ridgetop)
Construction to widen the existing 5-lane roadway to 7 lanes began in Summer 2016. The street will be reconstructed with concrete pavement, sidewalks and signalization improvements. See FAQs 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.
Meadow Lakes Drive is being extended to the east of Rufe Snow Drive, creating a fourth leg at that signalized intersection. Meadow Lakes 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, and will also provide the Snow Heights neighborhood with a signalized turn to go southbound. The new roadway will be opened to traffic by early Spring 2018. View map.
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 the project is in the bidding phase. Construction bids are set to opened in December with work to begin in Spring 2018. Construction is anticipated to take approximately 11 months to complete.
Various Asphalt Overlays
Portions of the following streets are scheduled to receive asphalt overlays in early 2018. Asphalt overlays improve roadway surface, making it smoother to drive on, and extend the life of the street.
- Short Street
- Terrell Drive
- Cynthia Circle
- Ross Road
- Commercial Drive
- Carolyn Drive
- Deaver Drive
- Briley Drive
- Browning Drive
- Price Drive
- Gayle Drive
Recently Completed Projects
Harwood Road, Deaver Drive and Liberty Way were repaired and resurfaced in 2017, along with 3 lane miles of other residential streets. The Street Division 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.