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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. The Denton Capital Improvement Program advances many different projects over a number of years, including voter-approved bond projects; water and wastewater construction projects, and electric system improvements, among others.

General Obligation Bond Programs

The following capital improvement funding was authorized by voters as part of the 2012 and 2014 bond programs:

  • $82,110,000 for street improvements (2012 and 2014)
  • $16,565,000 for public safety facilities (2014)
  • $8,545,000 for stormwater drainage and flood control improvements (2014)
  • $11,355,000 for park system improvements (2014)

In an effort to minimize the impact on the tax rate, the City plans to issue these bonds in increments over a six-year period, with the full amount issued by 2020. Progress on the implementation of the bond program is reported in the City's quarterly financial reports.

City of denton PROJECTS

  • Bonnie Brae
    This will widen existing Bonnie Brae St. from two lanes to a divided four lane road between Vintage Blvd. and I-35E; and will widen Vintage Blvd. from two lanes to a divided six lane road from the I-35W Frontage Rd. to US 377. 

    View project background and current status here.

    Estimated Cost: $64 million

    Estimated Schedule:
    Phase 1: July 2017 to September 2019
    Phase 2: 2019 to 2021
    Phase 3: 2020 to 2022
     
     
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  • Mayhill Road
    This will widen Mayhill Rd. from two lanes to a divided four lane road (ultimately six lanes) between US 380 and Edwards Rd.

    View project background and current status here.

    Estimated Cost: $57.3 million

    Estimated Schedule: September 2017 to March 2020
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  • Magnolia Drive Drainage Project
    This is Phase II of the project that will:
    • Construct new box culverts on Hinkle Dr. and Windsor Dr. from Pecan Creek Rd. to Windsor Dr.
    • Reconstruct 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: $7.2 million

    Estimated Schedule: December 2018 to December 2019
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  • Eagle Drive Drainage Phase II
    This will install 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
    Phases I and II 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 water and wastewater replacements along Elm St. and Locust St. between Eagle Dr. and Hickory St.

    Phases III and IV will install approximately 2,700 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: $21.2 million
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    Estimated Schedule: 
    Phases I & II: December 2018 to 2020
    Phases III & IV: 2021 to 2023

     
  • Hickory Creek Road West
    Construction will widen Hickory Creek Road from two lanes to four lanes between Teasley Lane and Riverpass Drive.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost: $6.2 million

    Estimated Schedule: August 2019 - August 2020
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  • North South Water Main Phase II (Near Bonnie Brae St.)
    This will install approximately 10,000 linear feet of 36-inch and 42-inch water mains along Bonnie Brae St. between Roselawn Drive and I-35E.

    View project background and current status here.

    Estimated Cost: $8.1 million

    Estimated Schedule: April 2019 - March 2020
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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: $12.5 Million 

    Estimated Schedule: Expected Completion in Winter 2021

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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 2019.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost:  

    Estimated Schedule: Expected Completion in Fall 2019

  • 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. The project is expected to be complete by Jan 2022.

    View project background and current status​ here.

    Estimated Cost: $18 million

    Estimated Schedule: Expected Completion in Jan 2022

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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 
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: November 2020 

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: To Be Determined

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