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Pipeline Construction Underway

Construction Alerts, Schedule and Status

See below (and to the side) for construction updates and a more detailed construction timeline of the lake and other projects.

Project Construction and COVID-19 Update

As of the March 19, COVID-19 has not stopped construction progress on the Bois d’Arc Lake projects. NTMWD and our contractors continue to monitor employees and follow CDC recommendations on social distancing, hygiene and limiting in-person meetings. Everyone is committed to make the necessary efforts to protect workers and the public.

Treated Water Pipeline

Construction on the treated water pipeline will begin shortly this spring 2020. NTMWD will hold a public open house to provide local residents with more information on what to expect during the pipeline’s construction.

Upcoming Work on the Pipeline

  • April: workers may be seen surveying and marking the pipeline route, working on ROW clearing (timber clearing) and grubbing, on Storm Water Pollution Plan (Erosion Control) Implementation and on construction entrances (temporary construction access and fence gaps) as well.
  • May: work on the tunnels will begin and will begin Installation Contractors mobilization to start top soil  stripping.
  • June: pipe and aggregate deliveries will begin.
  • July: Installation of the pipeline is schedule to begin after July 1 (date TBD).

Pipeline Open House – Postponed

As a precaution due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Treated Water Pipeline Open House that was scheduled for Thursday, March 19, was postponed.

NTMWD will reschedule this meeting at a later date.

Below is a map of construction traffic routes and expected construction impacts during pipeline construction.

Treated Water Pipeline Route and Road Impacts

Other 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 (Updated March 4, 2020)

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 (Updated March 4, 2020)

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 Summer of 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.