Construction Projects

As part of its plan for continuous improvement, the City of Watauga Public Works Department will periodically undertake a water, sewer, street or traffic construction project. These projects focus on the city's infrastructure in the most need of repair.  Street or traffic projects may be implemented to provide for safe and effective driving conditions for all Watauga residents and visitors. Information on the most current construction projects will be added once the planning and bidding processes for the project are complete. 

Street Rehabilitation

    Project 2017/2018

The following streets have been selected to be rehabilitated during the 2017/2018 maintenance program. This program is funded by the ¼ cent sales tax for street maintenance.

  • Birchhill Rd.
  • Lamar St.
  • Carousel Dr.
  • Valley View Dr.
  • Cedarhill Rd.
  • Hillcrest Dr.

Reliable Paving has been contracted to replace the curb and gutter, driveway approaches, valley gutters, etc. They are currently removing and replacing concrete on Carousel Dr. and Birchhill Rd. The contractor is also removing and replacing sidewalk on Cedarhill Rd.

When the contractor completes all repairs, Tarrant County Precinct 3 will start the process of reclaiming, stabilizing the subgrade, and start placing asphalt on the entire roadway at each location.

If you have any questions or concerns contact the Watauga Public Works Department at (817)-514-5839.


       Whitley Road 2           Reconstruction

Whitley Road from Watauga Road to Chapman Road is currently in the engineering design phase.  A Public Input Meeting was held on January 23, 2018 at 7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas in the City Hall Council Chambers.  The Citizen involvement was excellent and our engineering team is reviewing the comments to incorporate some into the project.

The project includes complete reconstruction of the street, storm water drainage system, 16” water main, and related wastewater infrastructure.  The new street shall be concrete with sidewalks along the sides of the street.  Burgess Niple is the Engineering Design firm working on the plans.

      Bursey Road 2              Reconstruction

The City of Watauga is widening Bursey Road from Willis Lane to Rufe Snow Drive.  Bursey Road shall be open to thru traffic March 26, 2018.  The existing street was reconstructed with concrete pavement, storm water system, water, and sidewalk improvements.  While Bursey Road is open to traffic, there still remain minor construction items that will be ongoing.

The construction is currently on the Emma Way from Lauren Way to Grayson Way.  Emma Way in this area shall be closed to thru traffic.  Anyone wanting to access Fairview Drive or Bursey Road from the neighborhood should use Courtney Way.

We expect the project to be complete in April 2018 other than minor punch list items.  Cidrax Texas, LLC is the general contractor on this project.

Chapman Road/Cheatham Dr.

Rufe Snow Widening Project 

The City of North Richland Hills and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) widening project of Rufe Snow Drive from just south of Ridgetop Road to Watauga Road is nearing the end of Phase I (northbound lanes) and should start Phase II (southbound driving lanes) in April 2018.  Continuous dual northbound and southbound driving lanes are to be open during construction other than minor single lane closures as necessary.

The Contractor shall provide driveway entry signs along Rufe Snow Drive notifying motorist of business entry points where construction barricading blocks normal visibility of drive approaches.  Additional temporary advertising signs may be granted to a business by the Building Official when construction reduces access or visibility of the business.  The time allowed for the display of a temporary sign shall be extended to the duration of the limited or reduced access or visibility.  Such signs shall be exempt from a permit fee.  To request a temporary sign contact the Watauga Public Works Department at (817) 514-5839.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the NRH Engineering Staff at (817) 427-6400 or the Watauga Public Works Department at (817) 514-5753.

    Starnes Road 16"               Water Main:

The Starnes Road 16” Water Main replacement project from Indian Springs Road to Rufe Snow Drive is currently in the Engineering Design Phase.  The plan includes abandoning the existing 16" water main, placing a new 16” water main, and repairing the street cuts with concrete paving.  Construction is planned to start the summer 2018.