Haltom City Project Updates - Aug 2015
Haltom City has several construction projects underway. The benefits of these projects are significant and include improved safety and quality of life, and encourage economic development.
US 377 and Belknap Street Intersection Realignment
The realignment of US 377 at Belknap is a TxDOT project partially funded by the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation. Identified as part of the Belknap Revitalization initiative, the design provides safer pedestrian access, improves traffic flow while reducing waiting time and creates distinct corners which will assist in new sustainable development opportunities. The realignment construction includes aesthetically pleasing traffic signals, street lights, paving and betterment to existing utilities. The project is estimated to be fully complete by spring of 2016.
To date, most of the work has occurred south of Belknap Street to Highland Street. The project has been delayed because the contractor discovered concrete paving below both Belknap Street & US 377. The initial geotechnical report did not detect any of this concrete during multiple site boring operations. To fund the removal of the concrete paving, staff is working with TxDOT and engineers for resolution. Another factor that has delayed the construction progress was due to several AT&T lines that were discovered along the south side of Belknap Street. The existence of these lines and their location was unknown prior to uncovering them during the construction of the new water main in this area. Until AT&T relocated their lines, construction was extremely limited. AT&T believes they will have their line relocations complete within a few weeks.
Webster Street Reconstruction Project
The Webster Street reconstruction project, located in a residential area, includes the replacement of water and sewer mains, upgrading drainage and the installation of new reinforced concrete pavement. Project limits include Webster Street from Haltom Road to Denton Highway and on Haltom Road between Doyle Street and Monett Street. The remaining work includes the installation of grass and sod on both streets and the connection of new concrete to existing asphalt at four intersections on Haltom Road.
Backage Roads Construction Project
The backage road project, which is partially funded by the Economic Development Corporation and the Regional Transportation Council, includes the construction of a new road north of IH 820, called High Pointe Drive, and the widening and extension of Northern Cross Boulevard south of IH 820 from Beach Street to the extended Old Denton Road. The new roads provide ample access to attract future development on the adjacent acreage. The project includes replacing existing and constructing new water mains, sanitary sewer mains, storm drain facilities, street sections and signalization. All roadways are open with some residual construction on-going such as the replacement and installation of remaining landscaping, hardscaping, lighting, and sidewalks. Monument signs are being installed at the northeast and southwest corners of IH 820 and Haltom Road and are scheduled for completion around the end of November.
Staff is working with the City of Fort Worth Staff to have traffic signals installed at the intersection of Beach Street and Northern Cross Boulevard.
The Loop 820 frontage road under the Haltom Road bridge will be reduced by one lane in each direction beginning 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 29 and ending at 5 a.m. on Sunday, August 30. The closure will allow for wiring to be pulled through the new conduit boxes for signals at Haltom Road and IH 820.
Drainage Improvements: Northern Cross Boulevard and Old Denton Road
This project’s construction will include the installation of both soft armoring (grassing) and hard armoring (concrete baffle blocks & Flexamat) of a large drainage basin east of Northern Cross Boulevard to the Union Pacific rail tracks. Construction is anticipated to begin in August.
Spring Lake Sanitary Sewer Replacement
This project consists of the installation of approximately 5,500 lineal feet of 10” diameter through 18” diameter sanitary sewer pipe along with the associated manholes and pavement repair. Project limits are West of Haltom Road (beginning at the intersection of Saucer Drive and Knowledge Street) to east of Denton Highway (ending at the 24” diameter sanitary sewer trunk main along the west side of Big Fossil Creek). Wildstone Construction, the contractor, has completed the sanitary sewer installation from Fairway On the Park Apartments to the west side of US 377/Denton Highway. Approximately 600 lineal feet of directional bore (behind the Spring Lake Apartments, under the edge of the lake) is in the process of being completed. Sanitary sewer services will need to be connected at several locations.
Little Fossil Linear Park
Located along Thomas Road to State Highway 121, the project includes the construction of patron parking, picnic pavilion, play units, a restroom facility and a linear trail. The work includes change orders for additional light poles, ADA handicap ramp modifications and additional fencing. Construction is approximately 95% complete.
Whites Branch Park
The project includes the expansion of the existing parking lot and the construction of a permanent restroom facility. Construction is approximately 50% complete.