Construction Alerts, Schedule and Status
See below for construction updates and a detailed timeline of the lake and other projects.
Road Construction Near Bois d’Arc Lake
The North Texas Municipal Water District has invested more than $50 million to construct or improve roads in Fannin County. This work included approximately 6.2 miles of new roadway for FM 897 from U.S. 82 to FM 1396, including a 1.3-mile-long bridge over the future Bois d’Arc Lake. Nearly a dozen county roads were temporarily closed while construction crews work to improve them. Some roads in the county, including a portion of FM 1396, have been permanently closed due to their location in the reservoir footprint. This work is mostly complete and the new FM 897 roadway will be opened later in 2020.
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 and embankment improvements at the Timber Creek crossing.
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 2680: New bridge at a higher elevation.
CR 2750: New bridge at a higher elevation at Allen’s Creek.
CR 2980: New bridge at a higher elevation at the Ward Creek crossing.
CR 2985: Rerouted the road to FM 1396 south of Bois d’Arc Creek due to future lake levels.
Temporary Road Closures
CR 2700: Closed for a half-mile, approximately two miles north of FM 1396 intersection. Expected to reopen in Fall of 2020.
Permanent Road Closures
FM 1396: Closed at Bois d’Arc Creek northwest and southeast to the 541-foot elevation level.
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.
Treated Water Pipeline Construction Information
Thank you to everyone who attended our treated water pipeline virtual meeting on June 16. This meeting covered the different phases of pipeline construction, which roads would be impacted by construction and what those nearby could expect to see during construction. You can watch a recording of the meeting below to learn exactly what information was shared.
Upcoming Work on the Pipeline
July: Delivery and initial installation of the pipeline has begun. Tunneling for laying the pipe under roadways has also begun.
Below is a map of construction traffic routes and expected construction impacts during pipeline construction.