Ray White Road will be widened and additional funding was provided for intersection improvements on North Beach Street during the Fort Worth City Council meeting May 21.

Both of the projects are in council District 4, which is represented by Charlie Lauersdorf.

The takeaway

The city acquired 1.01 acres of the right of way at 9855 Ray White Road for a widening project for a total cost of $340,560.

The project would consist of the widening and reconstruction of about a quarter-mile of a five-lane thoroughfare with curb, gutter, drainage, street lights and shared-use paths, according to city documents.

The previous owner of the property, McCaw Consulting, LLC, sold the land after an independent appraisal established the property value, according to city documents. As part of the deal, the city will pay up to $2,000 for closing costs.

Funding for the project is from the 2022 Bond Program Fund, according to city documents.

In other news

More funding was approved for intersection improvements at North Beach Street and Western Center Boulevard in the amount of $515,000 for increased construction costs.

This project is also from the 2022 Bond Program, and the additional influx of cash for the project is coming from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to city documents.

The additional cost makes it a $1.4 million project—which is at the city-limit border with Haltom City.

According to the city website, the project includes traffic signal improvements to help with traffic flow, visibility and pedestrian safety. The project is set to be complete in August 2025.