Capital Improvement Program
2020 Capital Program Advisory Committee
The North Richland Hills City Council has established a 2020 Capital Program Advisory Committee to review street and other infrastructure needs and make recommendations for future improvements.
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 and construction is expected to begin in the fall.
Rufe Snow, north of Mid-Cities: All lanes of Rufe Snow Drive between Mid-Cities and Ridgetop are now open. This project was funded by TxDOT through a federal grant, with the city funding about 20% of costs. The project reconstructed and expanded this section of Rufe Snow to a 7-lane concrete roadway, matching the section of Rufe Snow south of Mid-Cities. Drainage, sidewalk and intersection improvements were also part of the project.
Schiller Drive: This project consisted of a full reconstruction of the roadway between Gentling Place and Abby Road. The scope included replacing the existing asphalt pavement with a concrete street, and providing sidewalks.
Davis & Mid-Cities Intersection: Construction is complete 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 allow more vehicles to turn left during a shorter time period. The time saved on the left turns allows more “green” time for the Davis and Mid-Cities traffic lanes continuing through the intersection (not turning). Dedicated right turn lanes were also added on Davis Boulevard.
Mid-Cities and Hawk Intersection: Utility installation and modification is now complete at the intersection of Hawk Avenue and Mid-Cities Boulevard to add a fourth leg to the signalized intersection. The installation will provide safer conditions for motorists exiting future commercial and office developments north of Mid-Cities Boulevard. Installation and modification of these utilities will not include removing the emergency access gate to Brynwyck Lane.
Smithfield Road, from Davis to Mid-Cities: Construction is 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
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.