Construction Alerts, Schedule and Status

Construction on Bois d’Arc Lake is well underway with the majority of construction planned for completion by the end of 2020. The reservoir is scheduled to begin filling at that time, with water delivery scheduled to begin in 2022. See below for construction updates and a more detailed construction timeline of the lake and other projects.

Construction Alerts

The North Texas Municipal Water District is investing more than $50 million to construct or improve roads in Fannin County. This work includes approximately 6.2 miles of new FM 897 from U.S. 82 to FM 1396, including 1.3-mile-long bridge over the future Bois d’Arc Lake.

Nearly a dozen county roads will be temporarily closed while construction crews work to improve those roads. Some roads in the county, including a portion of FM 1396, will be permanently closed due to their location in the reservoir footprint.

Your safety is our top priority. Please use caution when driving near work zones and construction vehicles.

NTMWD and our contractors are committed to completing the construction as quickly and efficiently as possible while working with local community leaders and representatives to mitigate impacts to local traffic.

Completed and Reopened Projects

CR 2610: New bridge at a higher elevation about a half-mile north of CR 2602 intersection.

CR 2625: Shortened the road at the Thomas Branch crossing due to future lake levels.

CR 2985: Rerouted the road to FM 1396 south of Bois d’Arc Creek due to future lake levels.

Temporary Road Closures

CR 2610: Closed at Timber Creek crossing. Expected to reopen in Spring of 2020.

CR 2700: Closed for a half-mile, approximately two miles north of FM 1396 intersection. Expected to reopen in February 2020.

CR 2750: between FM 1396 and CR 2765 closed for a new bridge at Allen’s Creek. Expected to reopen in Summer of 2020.

CR 2980: Closed at the Ward Creek crossing. Expected to reopen in Summer of 2020.

Permanent Road Closures

FM 1396: Will be closed at Bois d’Arc Creek northwest and southeast to the 541-foot elevation level. Expected to close when FM 897 opens in late 2020.

CR 2630: Starting approximately 1.25 miles southeast from its intersection with CR 2615 and extending to its current dead end.

CR 2655: From approximately 745 feet west of CR 2670 to FM 1396.

CR 2670: From CR 2655 to approximately 750 feet north of CR 2655.

CR 2728: Starting at CR 2730 and extending to its current dead end.

CR 2902: Starting approximately 2,450 feet west from its current intersection with CR 2900 and extending approximately an additional 300 feet to the west to its current dead end.

CR 2917: Starting at CR 2975 and extending approximately 1,980 feet to the west.

CR 2955: Starting approximately 3,900 feet west from its intersection with CR 2960 and extending approximately 1,650 feet to the west.