June 20, 2024

Did you know, excessive rain can lead to an increase in potholes? Potholes are caused by three elements: surface cracks, water and traffic. Small surface cracks form in pavement and expand over time with the action of traffic. Water then seeps through the pavement, weakening it further and causing more deterioration. With all of the rain we’ve experienced over the last several weeks, we are seeing more potholes surface. NRH Public Works is working hard to get these fixed. If you see a pothole crew, please use caution as you drive by. Remember to move over and slow down to keep everyone safe. 

You can report potholes on NRH city streets at https://www.nrhtx.com/requesttracker.aspx or by calling 817-427-6460 and Public Works will add it to their list. We appreciate your patience, as they work to get caught up. Please contact the Texas Department of Transportation district office at 817-370-6500 or https://www.txdot.gov/about/contact-us/report-an-issue.html to request pothole repairs on state roadways within North Richland Hills, including NE Loop 820, Davis Boulevard, Precinct Line Road and Boulevard 26. 

WORK ZONE SAFETY REMINDERS

With construction on several city streets and the new Loop 820 project underway for the foreseeable future, it’s important to keep work zone safety in mind. Work zones present a different and sometimes challenging environment for drivers to navigate. Motorists may encounter uneven pavement, narrow lanes, concrete barriers, slow-moving heavy equipment, and vehicles that make sudden stops. TxDOT’s “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” campaign offers five tips for safely driving through work zones:

  • Slow down. Follow the posted work zone speed limit and proactively adjust your driving to match road conditions.
  • Pay attention. Avoid distractions, keep your mind on the road and put your phone away.
  • Don’t tailgate. Give yourself room to stop in a hurry, should you need to. Rear-end collisions are the most common kind of work zone crashes.
  • Watch out for road crews. Roadside workers want to get home safely too. Always follow instructions and be mindful of construction area road signs.
  • Allow extra time. Road construction can slow things down. Count on it and plan for it.