4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
The City of Denton Street and Wastewater Departments will begin improvements to Bell Avenue from U.S. 380 to Texas Street. The project is scheduled to begin on April 24, and weather permitting should be completed by July 29.
These improvements are part of the City’s efforts to improve the condition of streets and roads.
The project involves the replacement of wastewater lines under the road, the removal and replacement of damaged curbs and gutters and the milling of the old asphalt road surface and installation of a new asphalt surface. During that time, Bell Avenue will be closed to through traffic to ensure your safety and to expedite the project. Detour signage will be in place to direct motorists. Also, safety fencing will be installed along certain sections in order to provide for pedestrian safety.
Mayor Chris Watts said, “The City has been working with Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Carine Feyten and the students to improve the safety of Bell Ave. We recently added some enhanced pedestrian crosswalks on Bell in the campus area and the replacement of the road surface will further enhance the safety.”
“We appreciate the City of Denton and its wonderful staff for working with us and, in particular, listening to our student leaders, as we come together to improve Bell Avenue,” Chancellor Feyten said. “The ultimate benefit of this project will be the safety of our students, university community and campus visitors.”
In an effort to accommodate upcoming events, the following construction schedule will be observed:
- Denton Arts and Jazz Festival – Reopen Bell Avenue on April 28 at 3:30 p.m. until May 1 at 7 a.m.
- Cinco de Mayo – Reopen Bell Avenue on May 5 at 3:30 p.m. until May 8 at 7 a.m.
- TWU Graduation and Commencement – Reopen Bell Avenue on May 11 at 5 p.m. until May 15 at 7 a.m.
Contact: Robbin Webber at (940) 349-7146 or firstname.lastname@example.org