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Magnolia Drainage Project

Project Status



Crews are currently completing street and drainage improvements on Hinkle Drive from US 380 to Windsor Drive.

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 is expected to begin in March 2019.

Project Updates

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.