Street Improvements

Each year the City of North Richland Hills improves a number of City streets through the City's maintenance program or the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  These projects can take anywhere from a few days to over a year to complete, depending on the extent of construction methods required. 

The annual Preventive Street Maintenance Program provides NRH an effective way to protect the public investment on all public streets, thoroughfares and public ways. This program consists of minor reconstruction, resurfacing, overlaying, slurry sealing and patching of public streets to preserve and extend the life of the pavement. This program keeps the city from having to pay higher costs for street repairs in the future and helps to extend the life expectancy of the pavement.  Each year City staff evaluates the condition of all streets in North Richland Hills to determine which roadways are due for annual maintenance.  Examples of streets improved during the 2015 program include College Circle South, portions of Redondo Street, Acapulco Drive and Kingswood Court.

Current Street Construction

Rufe Snow Drive (Karen to Loop 820)

This Rufe Snow Drive project will be complete in September 2016. The road was widened with right‐turn lanes and improved signalization at Meadow Lakes Drive. Sidewalks and new street lights will also be added to provide pedestrian connectivity.

Rufe Snow Drive (Mid-Cities Boulevard to Ridgetop)

This project to widen the existing 5-lane roadway to 7 lanes began in May 2016. The street will be reconstructed with concrete pavement, sidewalks and signalization improvements. Roadway construction is expected to take 22 months.

Lynda Court

Lynda Court was recently reconstructed as part of the City’s involvement in the Community Development Block Grant Program. The asphalt pavement was replaced with a new concrete street. In addition, utilities were reconstructed and sidewalks were added. Construction will be complete in September 2016.

Future Street Construction

Smithfield Road (Davis to Mid-Cities)

The Smithfield project consists of realigning a portion of Smithfield Road so that it connects directly to Bridge Street at Davis Boulevard in accordance with the city’s Master Thoroughfare Plan. In addition, the Smithfield Road pavement will be widened from the new connection at Davis Boulevard to a point just north of Mid-Cities Boulevard. The project also includes the modification of two signalized intersections to accommodate the new Smithfield configuration, along with continuous sidewalks and a drainage system. Franchise utility relocation is underway. We anticipate that construction may begin as early as November 2016 if franchise work progresses as expected.

Davis / Mid-Cities Intersection

This project consists of adding right- and left-turn lanes, signalization improvements, and sidewalk connections at this major intersection. Currently in final design and right-of-way acquisition phases, construction is anticipated to begin as early as late 2017.