North White Chapel - Kirkwood Branch Bridge Replacement
The bridge on North White Chapel is being replaced due to years of harsh weather and deterioration
This section of roadway flooded in May 2015 due to heavy rainfall and overflow from Lake Grapevine and was closed for approximately seven weeks.
The bridge was overtopped again in 2018 during a heavy rain event and experienced significant damage. At that time, we made the decision to move quickly and rebuild the bridge at the existing elevation as a temporary repair in order to expedite reopening of the road, noting that in order to make the bridge less vulnerable to that type of damage, we would need to raise and strengthen it with a future replacement project.
The roadway was also closed in March 2020 due to flooding.
When completed, the elevation of the roadway and bridge will be raised and a pedestrian pathway will be constructed on the west side. The project also includes improvements for drainage and a water line relocation.
This $6.9 million project is being completed in partnership with Denton County
Projected completion date is the late summer or early fall 2025.