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As Denton grows, the City continues to invest in important infrastructure to maintain and improve mobility, health and safety, and quality of life for residents and visitors. Through the past four voter-approved bond programs, Denton residents have committed to investing $381.8 million to fund large infrastructure projects over time.

Transparency is of utmost importance and a core value throughout the City. A bond program status dashboard is available for the City's past and current bond programs. The dashboard showcases the progress, budgets and timelines for the projects.

Click here or visit www.cityofdenton.com/bonds to view the dashboard and learn more about the City's bond programs. 

City of denton Major Infrastructure PROJECTS

With a growing City comes the need for new streets and infrastructure improvements.  Several major city projects are actively under construction and scheduled to begin this year. The following list of projects is not comprehensive, and the timelines are subject to change.

  • Bonnie Brae
    This major infrastructure project will accommodate mobility needs and relieve congestion.

    Phase 1 (Roselawn to north of Vintage) is scheduled to be complete in October 2020. Phase 2 (Vintage and the intersection of Vintage at Bonnie Brae) is scheduled for completion in March 2021. Phases 3-6 (Roselawn to US 77) is currently in design.

    View project background and current status here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $117.7 million

    Estimated Schedule:
    Phase 1: 2017 to 2020
    Phase 2: 2020 to 2021
    Phase 3: 2021 to 2023
    Phase 4A: 2019 to 2020
    Phase 4B: 2021 to 2022
    Phase 5: 2022 to 2023
    Phase 6: 2021 to 2022
     
     
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  • Mayhill Road
    This major infrastrucutre project will handle continued growth in the area, provide pedestrian facilities, improve safety, and relieve congestion. 

    Phase 1 (US 380 to north of Quail Creek) was completed in August 2020. Phase 2 (Colorado to north of Quail Creek) is scheduled to begin in Q1 2021.

    View project background and current status here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $77.2 million

    Estimated Schedule (All Phases): September 2017 to August 2022
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  • Magnolia Drive Drainage Project
    The final phase of construction on Hinkle (University to W. Windsor) and Windsor (Hinkle to N. Elm) was completed in August 2020.

    Phase II of the project included the:
    • Construction of new box culverts on Hinkle Dr. and Windsor Dr. from Pecan Creek Rd. to Windsor Dr.
    • Reconstruction of the asphalt pavement between the existing curb and gutter on Hinkle Dr. between University Dr. and Windsor Dr., and on Windsor Dr. between Hinkle Dr. and N Elm St.
    • Remove and reconstruct concrete curb and gutter where required.
    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $8.198 million

    Estimated Schedule:
    Phase 2: 2019 to 2020

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  • Eagle Drive Drainage Phase II
    This major infrastructure project is now completed. This project included the installation of 500 linear feet of box culvert near Eagle Dr. between Myrtle St. and Elm St.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost: $2.54 million

    Estimated Schedule: August 2018 to August 2019
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  • Pecan Creek Tributary Four Drainage Improvements
    This major infrastructure project will reduce flood and upgrade aging utilities. 

    Phases 1 (Elm from Hickory to Eagle) and Phase 2 (Locust from Hickory to Eagle) are scheduled for completion in February 2021. Phases 3 and 4 (between Prairie and Bernard) are in the final stages of design.

    Phases 1 and 2 will install approximately 1,500 linear feet of box culvert along the Pecan Creek Tributary 4 (PEC 4) Upper Tributary between Wainwright St. and Prairie St. This also includes fiber, water and wastewater improvements along Elm St. and Locust St. between Eagle Dr. and Hickory St.

    Phases 3 and 4 will install approximately 3,200 linear feet of box culvert along the PEC 4 Upper Tributary between Prairie St. and Mulberry St.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $32.8 million

    Estimated Schedule (All Phases): 
    Phases I & II: 2019 to 2021
    Phases III & IV: 2022 to 2024
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  • Hickory Creek Road West
    The Hickory Creek Road West Project will improve mobility and safety on Hickory Creek Road from Teasley Lane (FM 2181) to Riverpass.

    Active construction for this project (Hickory Creek from Teasley to Riverpass) remains on schedule to be completed by March 2021.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $6.8 million

    Estimated Schedule (All Phases): 2020 to 2021
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  • North South Water Main Phase II (Near Bonnie Brae St.)
    The North South Water Main Phase 2 Project will include the installation of approximately 10,000 linear feet of 36-inch and 42-inch water mains along Bonnie Brae St. between Roselawn Drive and I-35E.

    Phase 2 (Roselawn to I-35) remains on schedule to be complete by September 2020. The start date for Phase 3 (I-35 to Scripture) was delayed due to the COVID-19 response, and is now under construction.

    View project background and current status here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $14 million

    Estimated Schedule (All Phases): 2020 to 2021
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  • G. Roland Vela Athletic Complex
    The G. Roland Vela Athletic Complex will include four adult size multi-purpose athletic fields. The fields will be lighted and fenced and can accommodate active sports such as soccer, rugby, and football. The complex will also include a concession stand and restroom facilities, small and large pavilion areas, and a playground. The complex is funded primarily through voter approved bond packages, park dedication funds, project savings, and general funds.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost: $6 million 

    Estimated Schedule: Expected Completion in Fall 2019
     
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  • 2019 Streets Reconstruction Project

    The City of Denton has several reconstruction projects planned to maintain the overall health of our transportation and utility infrastructure network. The 2019 Streets Reconstruction Project will include reconstruction of the following four roadways:

    • Windsor Drive, from N. Locust Stree to east of Old North Road
    • Scripture Street from Thomas Street to Jagoe Street
    • Thomas Street from Panhandle Street to Oak Street
    • Hercules Lane from N. Locust Street to Sherman Drive

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost: $13.3 Million 

    Estimated Schedule: 2020 to 2022

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  • Hickory Street

    The Hickory Street project includes upgrading the roadway, water, wastewater, gas, and electric utilities in the area. The reconstruction of Hickory Street (Bonnie Brae to Carroll) is expected to be complete by fall 2021.

    Phase 5 (Welch to Carroll) began in August 2020 and is scheduled to be complete by fall 2021.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost (Phase 5):  $3 million

    Estimated Schedule: 2019 to 2021

  • East McKinney Street Widening Project

    The McKinney Street project will widen East McKinney Street from a two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane urban roadway with a continuous left turn lane from Grissom Road to Loop 288.

    Active construction for this project (Loop 288 to Southfork; roundabout at Grissom) remains on schedule to be complete by January 2022.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost (All Phases): $18.3 million

    Estimated Schedule (All Phases): 2019 to 2022

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  • Hickory Creek Road East
    The Hickory Creek Road East Project will improve mobility and safety on Hickoy Creek Road from Teasley Lane (FM 2181) to FM 2499.

    Construction start date (Hickory Creek from Teasley and FM-2499) was delayed until August 2020 due to the COVID-19 response.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost: $3.3 million

    Estimated Schedule: 2020 to 2021

     

TxDOT Projects

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently improving and reconstructing major roadways to enhance the City's transportation system and accommodate for increasing capacity. Listed below are the current and upcoming regional mobility projects for 2019.

For additional updates, TXDOT provides regular status reports on projects in the Denton area in their monthly On-System Project Status Report.

I-35E Project
The project would rebuild the entire 28-mile corridor and provide managed lanes with dynamic pricing to keep traffic moving at 50 mph. Approximately $1.1 billion in funding has been identified for the project with most coming from SH 121 regional toll revenue funds dedicated to Denton County. The project includes interchange improvements at the intersections of I-35E with Loop 288, Brinker Road, and Mayhill Road.
TxDOT Anticipated Construction Completion:
Brinker Interchange - Now Open 
Loop 288 Underpass- Now Open
Mayhill Interchange - December 2022


US 377 Project
The project will widen US 377 from a two-lane rural roadway to a six-lane urban section and replace existing UPRR bridge. The project will also make intersection improvements at the FM 1830/Country Club/US377 intersection.
TxDOT Anticipated Construction Completion: January 2021

Teasley Lane/FM 2381
The purpose of the project is to provide transportation improvements to enhance the regional transportation system by increasing capacity, reducing traffic congestion, and improving mobility on FM 2181. The existing facility (FM 2181) is a four-lane (two in each direction) divided urban roadway from the beginning of the project at Lillian Miller Parkway to approximately 0.25 miles south, and at this location the existing facility transitions into a two-lane rural roadway until the project terminus at IH 35E. The proposed project would modify the existing FM 2181 to a six-lane (three in each direction) divided urban curb and gutter roadway with left-turn lanes at various intersections
TxDOT Anticipated Construction Completion: November 2021