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Road and Utility Projects

Road and utility projects make up the majority of the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), but the CIP also includes regular upgrades, maintenance, and replacements. To maintain the overall health of our transportation and utility infrastructure network, existing roads and underground utility systems have to be reconstructed or replaced when they reach the end of their useful life. The projects listed below are the ongoing and upcoming projects that you can expect throughout 2019. Detour maps are included for planned projects that will require a complete street closure. All project schedules and time lines are subject to change.

Amherst Drive
Street construction to improve the condition of Amherst Drive from Fordham to Malone is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020. Signage will be posted to alert motorists of temporary closures and parking restrictions. 

Atlas Drive
This improvement project requires streets, water, and wastewater improvements. Work is underway to reconstruct the wastewater main from Redstone to Hercules. Before wastewater pipe defects cause significant wastewater flow restrictions, they are replaced with a new, strong plastic pipe.  You may see crews work in an open trench, lowering each pipe segment into place, or you may also see them operate a “pipe bursting” machine, which drags new pipe in through a small pit while increasing the size of the pipe channel.  When the process is done, you will have a brand-new pipe with decades of use ahead.

Avenue B
This streets improvements project is from Margie to Underwood and is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020.

Avenue H
To improve the condition of Avenue H, Street Department crews are expected to begin construction from Louise to Prairie in the fourth quarter of 2020.  

Bernard Street
Street and wastewater improvements are scheduled for the third quarter of 2020 on Bernard Street from Hickory Street to Fannin Street.

Blagg Road (See detour map)
Blagg Rd. from N. Mayhill Rd. to Geesling is closed to allow crews to safely continue bridge construction as part of the ongoing Mayhill Road widening capital improvement project. Detour information can be found here, and signage is posted to alert motorists of the closure and detour in place.

Bonnie Brae Street
To accommodate mobility needs, this capital improvement project will expand Bonnie Brae St. from a two-lane undivided road to a divided four-lane road between Vintage Blvd. and I-35E. This project will also widen Vintage Blvd. from two lanes to a six-lane divided roadway from I-35W Frontage Rd. to US 377.
For the latest project updates, visit the Bonnie Brae South project page.

Bonnie Brae Street (See detour map)
This improvement project includes upgrades to the water lines on S. Bonnie Brae Street from Highland Park to Willowwood Street as part of the North South Water Main Phase II captial improvement project. This phase of the project was recently completed and reopened to traffic. Crews are now completing improvements from Roselawn Drive to Corbin Road. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, a temporary street closure for thru traffic is in place from Roselawn Drive to Corbin Road. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour in place during this time. 
For the latest project updates, visit the North South Water Main Phase II project page.


Bonnie Brae Street
As part of the active multi-phase Bonnie Brae capital improvement project, crews are widening Bonnie Brae Street to a four-lane roadway from Roselawn Drive to just north of Vintage Boulevard. During this phase of the project, there are minimal traffic impacts as crews work are working outside of the roadway. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the construction in the area.
For the latest project updates, visit the Bonnie Brae South project page.

Bonnie Brae Street (See detour map)
As the Bonnie Brae Street capital improvment project progresses, the intersection of Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street is currently under construction for the installation of a roundabout, water, wastewater and drainage improvements. Two lanes are now open to traffic at the N. Bonnie Brae Street and Scripture Street intersection. Motorists can now safely travel through the intersection in one lane in both the north and south directions on Bonnie Brae Street. As construction continues in the area, Scripture Street will remain temporarily closed. Detour information can be found here and signage is posted to alert motorists of the construction and temporary detour in place.
For the latest project updates, visit the Bonnie Brae South project page.

Canoe Ridge Lane
This improvement project will repair the oncrete panel and sidewalk on Canoe Ridge Lane from Silent Star Lane to Sweet Cloud Way. Crews will barricade the failed sections of pavement, mill off the old ashphalt surface, stabilize the subgrade, and install new concrete pavement. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, Canoe Ridge Lane from Silent Star Lane to Sweet Cloud Way will have a temporary daily lane closure in place while crews are present.

Clydesdale Drive
This improvement project will repair the oncrete panel and sidewalk on Clydesdale Drive from Wheeler Ridge Drive to Spanish Lane. Crews will barricade the failed sections of pavement, mill off the old ashphalt surface, stabilize the subgrade, and install new concrete pavement. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, Clydesdale Drive from Wheeler Ridge Drive to Spanish Lane will have a temporary daily lane closure in place while crews are present.

Elm Street
As part of the Downtown TIF Sidewalk and Lighting Project, crews will be placing piers, lights, and sidewalks on Elm Street from Oak Street to Parkway Street. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, a temporary lane closure will be in place. Signage will be posted to alert motorists of the temporary closure and parking restrictions.

Fannin Street
Construction to improve the street and water services are planned to begin in the second quarter of 2020 from Welch to Beatty. 

Forrestridge Drive (See detour map)
This active project will include street reconstruction on Forrestridge Drive from Hobson Lane to Timbergreen Circle. Crews will verift the depths of utility lines in the area, barricade the failed sections of the pavement, replace the concrete (curb, valley gutters, driveways, etc.), remove eight inches of asphalt and base material, stabilize the subgrade, and install new asphalt. To allow crews to safely complete the construction, Forrestridge Drive from Hobson Lane to Timbergreen Circle will be temporarily closed to thru traffic.

Foxcroft Circle
Wastewater improvements from East of Old North to Emerson and Northcrest to Archer Trail are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fulton Street
This active project requires streets, water, and wastewater improvements from Congress to W. Oak. Work is currently underway to reconstruct the wastewater main from Congress to Gregg. This is the final phase of wastewater construction and street improvements will follow.

Greenway/Augusta
Due to the deteriorating condition of the road, crews from the Streets and Wastewater Departments will begin improvements from Windsor Farms to the dead end in the first quarter of 2020. Signage will be posted to alert motorists of the temporary lane closure and parking restrictions.

Greenwood Drive
Crews are actively completing street improvements on Greenwood Drive from Sherman Drive to Cherrywood Lane. Temporary lane closures are in place while crews are present and reopened at the end of each day. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the construction and temporary parking restrictions. 

Hickory Creek Road
The section of Hickory Creek Road between FM 1830 and Riverpass Drive underwent significant short-term improvements. This work included trimming trees to increase visibility and adding new guardrails, raised reflective pavement markers, new striping, and curve warning and guidance signs that illuminate when a vehicle approaches to improve safety. Review the latest project updates here.

Hickory Street (See detour map)
The reconstruction of Hickory Street (Bonnie Brae to Carroll) includes upgrading the roadway, water, wastewater, gas, and electric utilities in the area. Crews recently completed street improvements from Avenue B to Fry Street, and a wastewater main replacement at the intersection of Fry Street. Street improvements have now progressed to Fry Street to Welch Street. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the temporary parking restrictions and construction. Please use caution when traveling in the area.

Hill Alley
Water service improvements are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020 from Robertson to Martin.

Hinkle Drive (See detour map)
As part of the active Magnolia Drive Drainage Project, crews began street and drainage improvements on Hinkle Drive from University to Windsor. To allow crews to efficiently and safely complete the improvments, Hinkle Drive is temporarily closed to thru traffic. During this time, all residents and businesses will maintain access to their properties via the detour route in place. Detour routes can be found here. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the temporary street closure and detour.
For the latest project updates, visit the Magnolia Drive Drainage project page.

Kerley Street (See detour map)
This project includes improvements to the street, water and wastewater services from Duncan to Shady Oaks. Currently, crews from the Wastewater Department are replacing the sewer main, upsizing its capacity, and installing a manhole. All service lines in poor condition will be replaced and cleanouts will be installed at the right of way. During this time, a temporary street closure is in place from Duncan to Shady Oaks.Detour routes can be found here. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the temporary closure and detour in place.

Locust Street
As part of the active Pecan Creek Tributary (PEC 4) Drainage Improvement Project, drainage and street improvements are underway on Locust Street from E. Prairie to Maple and Eagle Street to Hickory Street. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, a temporary street closure will be in place for thru traffic. 
For the latest project updates, visit the Pecan Creek Tributary (PEC 4) Drainage project page.

Mayhill Road
To alleviate traffic congestion on Mayhill Road, this major City project will expand Mayhill from a two-lane undivided road to a divided four-lane road. Crews are currently completing improvements from US 380 to Edwards. During this time, temporary lane closures will be in place. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the construction and temporary lane closures.
For the latest project updates, visit the Mayhill Road project page.

McCormick Street
Beginning Monday, March 11, McCormick Street from Underwood Street to Avenue A will be closed permanently for construction. This closure will allow crews to begin utility work and construction of the new Fire Station 3 on the west side of McCormick Street. Underwood Street will remain open to Ave A and I-35E. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the closure and parking restrictions.

McKinney Street
As part of the active Mckinney Street widening capital improvement project, crews are installing a storm drain on Mckinney Streey from South Fork Drive to Grissom Road. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, intermittent lane closures will be in place. A temporary signal light and/or traffic control flaggers will be in use when a lane is required to be closed. Street improvements will follow the storm drain installation. 
For the latest project updates, visit the McKinney Street project page. 

Mill Street
This project includes street, water and drainage improvements scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 from Wye to Industrial.

Mistywood Lane/Royal Lane
This active project requires street, water, wastewater and drainage improvements from Woodhaven to Jamestown including Royal and Rockwood. Crews are currently improving the water services on Mistywood Lane, Rockwood Lane, and Royal Lane. Street improvements are scheduled to follow. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the intermittent lane closures and parking restrictions.

Morse Street
As part of the active Mayhill Capital Improvement Project, traffic signals and street construction is underway on Morse Street at the intersection of Mayhill. During this time, Morse Street is temporarily closed. Sigage is posted to alert motorists of the temporary closure.

Mulberry Street
This street and water improvement project is from Bernard to Cedar and expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Oak Street (See detour map)
Traffic improvements to replace the existing traffic signal at W. Oak Street and Jagoe Street are currently underway. During this time, the intersection will be converted to an all-way stop intersection to allow crews to safely install the new traffic signal poles. Following the removal of the traffic signal, roadway striping will be completed. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the temporary detour route in place. Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling in the area and adhere to all posted signage.

Orr Street (See detour map)
Street, water, and wastewater improvements are scheduled for Orr Street from Elm Street to Locust Street. Crews are currently installing a new wastewater main line to improve services on Orr Street and North Locust. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, Locust Street has temporary lane closures in place during working hours and Orr Street is temporarily closed to thru traffic. Signage will be posted to alert motorists of the lane closures and parking restrictions. 

Panhandle Street (See detour map)
Street resurfacing and curb and gutter replacements are being completed on Panhandle Street from Bolivar Street to Carroll Boulevard. The process starts with the replacement of failed curb and gutter, driveway, radius, and valley gutter. Crews will follow with milling the old asphalt surface and apply new asphalt. Signage will be posted to alert motorists of the temporary lane closure and parking restrictions. 

Poinsettia Boulevard
This improvement project includes concrete sidewalk repairs on Poinsettia Boulevard from Manten Boulevard to Harvest Glen Drive. Crews will barricade the failed sections of pavement, mill off the old ashphalt surface, stabilize the subgrade, and install new concrete pavement. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, Poinsettia Boulevard from Manten Boulevard to Harvest Glen Drive will have a temporary daily lane closure in place while crews are present.

Quail Ridge Drive
This active project includes street and water improvements from Cooper Branch to La Paloma. Crews from the Water Department are currently completing water main replacements and improvements to water services in the area. During this time, a temporary lane closure is in place and reopened at the end of each day.

Roberts/Woodland/Brown
Street and water improvements are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 on Roberts (from Brown to Brown) and Woodland (from Brown to Cherrywood) Signage will be posted to alert motorists of the lane closure and parking restrictions. 

Robson Ranch
Wastewater improvements from the easement between Robson Ranch and I-35W are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

Sagewood Street
This active project includes street reconstruction on Sagewood Street from Meadow Lane to Pear Tree Place. Crews will verift the depths of utility lines in the area, barricade the failed sections of the pavement, replace the concrete (curb, valley gutters, driveways, etc.), remove eight inches of asphalt and base material, stabilize the subgrade, and install new asphalt. To allow crews to safely complete the construction, Sagewood Street from Meadow Lane to Pear Tree Place will be temporarily closed to thru traffic. 

Scripture Street
This street improvement project from Thomas to Jagoe is schduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Sheraton Road (See detour map)
This active project includes street reconstruction on Sheraton Road from Hercules Lane to Juno Lane. Crews will verift the depths of utility lines in the area, barricade the failed sections of the pavement, replace the concrete (curb, valley gutters, driveways, etc.), remove eight inches of asphalt and base material, stabilize the subgrade, and install new asphalt provide a new driving surface. To allow crews to safely complete the construction, Sheraton Road from Hercules Lane to Juno Lane will be temporarily closed to thru traffic

Smith Street
This wasterwater improvement project  will be improving the quality of wastewater services in the area. Crews are actively installing a new wastewater main on Smith Street from Johnson Street to Dallas Drive. During this time, temporary lanes closures are in place and reopened at the end of each day. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the construction and temporary parking restrictions.

Thomas Street
This street improvement project is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2019 from Panhandle Street to W. Oak Street. Crews will be improving the quality of the street and signage will be posted to alert motorists of closures and parking restrictions.

Uland Street
This project includes street and wastewater improvements from Railroad to Rose. Crews are scheduled to begin these improvements in the first quarter of 2020.

Walnut Street
As part of the active Pecan Creek Tributary 4 (PEC 4) Capital Improvement Project, Atmos Energy will be completing gas line relocations on W. Walnut Street from S. Austin Street to S. Elm Street. To allow crews to safely complete the relocations, W. Walnut Street from S. Austin Street to S. Elm Street will be temporarily closed to traffic.

Wellington Drive
Wastewater improvements northwest of Sherman are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2020.

Westgate Drive
Street improvements are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2019 from Fladger to Windsor.

Whitney Court
Street improvements along the full extent of Whitney Court are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2020. Signage will be posted to alert motorists of the temporary street closure and parking restrictions.

Windsor Drive
This street improvement project from Hinkle to Elm is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Wintercreek Drive
This active street improvement project at Wintercreek Drive from Kappwood Court to Greenbend Drive will improve street panels and sidewalks in the area. To allow crews to safely complete the improvements, Wintercreek Drive from Kappwood Court to Greenbend Drive will have a temporary lane closure in place while crews are present. Signage is posted to alert motorists of the construction and temporary parking restrictions.