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Crews are in the final stages of utility construction on Windsor Drive between Hinkle Drive and US-77 (Elm). Once utilities are complete, placement of the base pavement can continue. Due to weather delays, the paving on Hinkle Drive between Headlee Street and Windsor Drive is expected to begin and be completed in the coming weeks

Project Background

The Magnolia Drainage Project is a lot more than just drainage. While the project includes constructing a new storm drain along Windsor and Hinkle Drives to intercept runoff along the route, crews will also be removing and replacing the road surfaces on Hinkle Drive (University to Windsor) and Windsor Drive (Hinkle to Elm). Construction began March 2019, and the final phase is expected to be completed by June 2020.

Project Updates

February 10 : Inclement weather delays have impacted the progress of the final phases of construction including base pavement installation and lane striping. Motorists are reminded to use caution and refer to the current detour route when traveling in the area. Crews will need a week of dry weather to prepare the roadway for paving and apply the base pavement before the final pavement is laid and the project is complete. Construction is expected to be complete by May 2020 and the final project completion (including landscaping, lane striping, etc.) is planned for June 2020. 
 
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January 16: The Magnolia Drive Drainage project, consisting of drainage and street reconstruction on Hinkle (University to W. Windsor) and Windsor (Hinkle to N. Elm), is in the final phase of construction. Unforeseen delays, due to inclement weather and underground utility construction, have impacted the projects timeline. Crews are adjusting their schedules to account for these delays.

Weather permitting, crews will be working over the next several weeks to apply the first layer of asphalt on Hinkle Drive between Northridge Street and Headlee Street (once applied, the roadway will require about a week of clear weather for the subgrade to dry), and install a new water main in the intersection of Hinkle and Windsor Drive. After the water main installation is complete, a layer of asphalt will be applied to provide motorists with a new driving surface and the roadway will be reopened to traffic. 

Motorists are reminded to use caution and to refer to the current detour route when traveling in the area.
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November 10: Due to inclement weather, the October 24th planned temporary closure on Windsor Drive from just west of Hinkle Drive to Mesquite Street has been rescheduled. This scope of work will now be apart of the upcoming closure of Windsor Drive between Parkside Drive and Mesquite Street. Message boards at each end of the project will alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour information (see detour map here). 
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October 18: As street and drainage improvements continue on the active Magnolia Drainage capital improvement project, W. Windsor Drive from just west of Hinkle Drive to Mesquite Street will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, October 24 through Monday, November 25. This temporary closure will allow crews to safely complete waterline upgrades needed for the drainage pipe installation portion of the project, as well as street reconstruction. Due to the closure, a temporary driveway will be put in place to allow access to the Denton County Recycling Center at North Lakes Park (see temporary access map here). Access will be maintained at all times for residents and property owners. Message boards at each end of the project will alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour information (see detour map here). 
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September 13: Hinkle Drive from W. University Drive to Tulane Drive is now open to local traffic. Hinkle Drive from Tulane Drive to Windsor Drive will continue to be under construction so motorists are reminded to use caution in the area and refer to the detour route. Learn more about the partial opening of Hinkle drive from the City's Project Manager here.
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August 1: Dust control measures are in place for the active Magnolia Drainage Project on Hinkle Drive. The contractor has two water tankers on-site to spray water in the construction area to prevent dust from becoming airborne. In addition, to ensure unsafe materials are not released into the air, the contractor mixes all materials off-site. 

At the direction of City staff, the contractor will increase the watering to three to five times per day while being mindful not to have excessive water in to the area that could impact safety and drivability for motorists in the area. The contractor is planning to have an asphalt base laid within three weeks from University to Greenbriar Street, which will reduce the amount of dust in the area.
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June 27: Weather permitting, beginning Wednesday, July 3, crews will continue street and drainage improvements on Hinkle Drive from Headlee Street to Windsor Drive. In conjunction with the ongoing construction, Hinkle Drive is closed to thru traffic to allow crews to safely complete the improvements. Residents and businesses will maintain access to their properties at all times during construction. Motorists are encouraged to refer to the detour map located under project information for alternate routes during the temporary thru traffic closure.
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June 12: Crews recently began street and drainage improvements on Hinkle Drive from US 380 to Headlee Street. During this phase of construction, Hinkle Street is closed from Amherst Drive to Headlee to allow crews to safely complete the improvements. Detours are in place for Parkside Drive and W Windsor Drive. Motorists are encouraged to refer to the detour map located under project information for alternate routes during the temporary closure.