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Project Status

Phase 2 (Roselawn to I-35E)

Phase 3 (I-35E to Scripture)


Project Background

To accommodate growth, increase capacity, and improve water services, Phase 2 includes the installation of 10,000 linear feet of 36-inch and 42-inch water mains along Bonnie Brae from Roselawn Drive to I-35E, which is currently under construction and has experienced unforeseen weather and excavation conflicts that impacted the original project timeline. Weather permitting, this phase is expected to be complete by early 2021. Phase 3 includes the installation of 4,900 linear feet of 42-inch main along Bonnie Brae Street from I-35E to Scripture Street. Construction is currently on hold. Status updates for this phase of the project will be provided as soon as they are available. 

Project Updates

July 2: The recent North South Water Main Phase 3 resident letter was updated to reflect a date correction to the temporary Bonnie Brae Street from I-35 to Panhandle Street southbound lane closure date. The southbound lanes of Bonnie Brae Street are expected to reopen to traffic on or before April 2022. A copy of the corrected letter can be found under the project information section of this page.

July 2: Beginning Monday, July 12, construction is scheduled to resume on Bonnie Brae Street from I- 35E to Panhandle Street as part of the North South Water Main Phase 3 project. During this time, the south bound lanes of Bonnie Brae Street will remain closed to allow crews to safely complete installation of the 42-inch poly-coated steel pipe. The north bound lanes will continue to be used for north and south bound traffic. The temporary lane closures are expected to be reopened to traffic on or before mid-April 2022.

March 19:  Construction activities remain temporarily on hold for North South Water Main Phase 3 (I-35E to Scripture). City staff are assessing options to improve the driving surface of the project route where metal plates are temporarily in place until construction activities resume. 

December 11: Construction for Phase 2 (Roselawn to I-35E) is substantially complete. Final construction activities and clean-up , including removal of construction materials and traffic control signage, is being completed.  The project is expected to closeout by March 2021. Phase 3 (I-35E to Scripture) construction activities are temporarily on hold. A project status update for this phase of the project will be provided as soon as it becomes available. 

October 27: Phase 2 is nearing substantial completion. Closeout, which includes final construction activities, is expected to be complete by December 2020.

March 11: The City of Denton will hold an Informational Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 18 regarding the North South Water Main Phase 2 Capital Improvement Project at Bonnie Brae Street from Interstate 35 (I-35) to Roselawn Drive.

The public meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Borman Elementary School cafeteria, 1201 Parvin St. Denton, TX 76205. Free parking is available in the schools parking lot.

This upcoming meeting will include information on:
• An overview of the project and completed improvements;
• The remaining phase of construction and traffic impacts to expect;
• The tentative timeline of the projects scheduled final completion;
• Other neighborhood concerns that residents would like to voice.

Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback to City of Denton staff during the open house style meeting. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and resident are welcome to come and go at their convenience. Residents unable to attend are welcome to submit input via email to Robin Davis at Robin.Davis@cityofdenton.com or call (940) 349-7713.
January 22: Tuesday, Jan. 28th, Thalle Construction closed the Highland Park/Bonnie Brae intersection.  Weather permitting, Bonnie Brae will be closed to through traffic between the Willowwood and Highland Park Intersections until Friday, Mar. 20.

On Friday Jan. 31, Thalle Construction reopened Bonnie Brae Street from Solar Way to Highland Park, including the Highland Park Intersection. 

Residents affected by this closure will need to use the posted detour route. As always, this schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. 

November 14: S. Bonnie Brae Street from Highland Park Road to Willowwood Street is now reopened to traffic. The temporary closure allowed crews to safely install a casing pipe across the railroad right-of-way for a 42" diameter water main that helps increase our water system's capacity and reliability to our residents south of I-35. The new water main extends along Bonnie Brae Street from Roselawn Drive to I-35. As construction continues in the area, Bonnie Brae Street from Roselawn Drive to Corbin Road will remain temporarily closed to thru traffic (see detour map here). There will be additional road closures associated with this project, however they are expected to be of shorter durations. Motorists are reminded to use caution and adhere to all posted traffic control and speed limits signage.

The North South Water Main Phase 2 project is on-track to be completed in early summer 2020.

October 24: Crews are actively working extended work hours and on Saturdays to complete the water main installation and street repairs to reopen Bonnie Brae Street as quickly and safely as possible.

Weather permitting, the street closure on Bonnie Brae Street from Roselawn Drive to Corbin Road is scheduled to reopen to thru traffic on or before Friday, November 8. In addition, the railroad bore on Bonnie Brae Street from Willowwood Street to Highland Park Road is now approximately 85% complete, and on-track to be reopened on or before Thursday, November 14. View the latest project update sent to residents and the current detour information here.


September 13: Bonnie Brae Street from Highland Park Street to Willowwood Street is temporarily closed. This closure will allow City contractor crews to safely install the new water main below and across the railroad tracks in the area. The project timeline has been impacted due to several unforeseen conflicts, including:
  • Initial delivery of incorrect excavation equipment, 
  • Initial delivery of damaged materials, and 
  • Weather delays
The City has worked with the contractor to correct the equipment and material conflicts. At this time, new materials have been manufactured and delivered to the project site with the proper equipment. The closure of Bonnie Brae Street from Highland Park Street to Willowwood Street is now updated to reopen to traffic Sunday, October 13. The current detour route is still in place and motorists are encouraged use caution when traveling in the area.