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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Rufe Snow Improvements Project

Road Work Sign

January 17, 2017 Update: Progress is continuing on the Rufe Snow Drive improvements project north of Mid Cities Boulevard. The work that has taken place over the past several months involves water line relocation and storm drain installation along the eastern side of the roadway. This includes roughly 6,000 feet of water line lowering and storm drain installation. The nature of this work is such that it takes place in specific locations, which is why you are not seeing workers throughout the entire corridor at the same time. With this underground work nearing completion in the next few weeks, the contractor will soon begin preparing the work zone for paving of the two easternmost northbound travel lanes.

Rufe Snow construction

July 10, 2016 Update: Beginning this week motorists will see lanes shifted on Rufe Snow Drive, between Mid Cities Boulevard and Ridgetop Road. There will continue to be two driving lanes in each direction, however dedicated turn lanes will not be available while the roadway is being reconstructed. Also, please note that the speed limit has been reduced from 40 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour in the Rufe Snow construction zone. Please reduce your speed and watch for workers when traveling in this area. 

July 1, 2016 Post: Work has begun on a project to widen and improve Rufe Snow Drive between Mid-Cities Boulevard and Ridgetop Road. Motorists can expect lane closures and delays when traveling in this area. The project will rebuild and expand the existing five-lane roadway to seven lanes (three travel lanes in each direction plus a center turn lane) and provide sidewalks along both the east and west sides of the roadway. Intersection improvements will also be made. The work is being performed by Kodiak Trenching and Boring and is expected to take about two years to complete. Motorists are urged to slow down and obey warning signs when travelling in the area. Questions may be directed to the Public Works Department at 817-427-6400. The project is funded in large part through federal grants, with the City paying approximately 20% of construction costs.

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