City Construction Projects

City Construction Projects
Public Works Construction Inspectors oversee the construction of streets, alleys, water mains, sanitary sewer mains, drainage systems and city-owned facilities. This page provides information about current construction projects that are in progress or future development. All construction start dates are estimated.

Transportation Projects

Town East Blvd (Military Pkwy to Skyline)

  • Scope – This project will be a total reconstruction of Town East Blvd from Skyline Drive to Military Parkway. The reconstructed road will be a four–lane divided arterial with two vehicle lanes in each direction separated by a depressed/bioswale median with concrete curb and gutter.
  • Current Status – Design is 90% complete. 
  • Schedule – Project is on schedule to begin construction in the spring of 2016.

Gus Thomasson Road (US80 to Town East Boulevard)   

  • Scope – This project is for the total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road within the existing 100’ right-of-way from US 80 to Town East Boulevard. The project will be constructed in phases and will include a six-lane divided roadway with sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.
  • Current Status – Preliminary plans are presently at 30%.
  • Schedule – The preliminary alignment plans will be completed after the City Council policy retreat this fall and will include City Council and citizen input.

LaPrada Drive (IH635 to Motley) 

  • Scope – This project is for the reconstruction of LaPrada Drive in conjunction with installation of a large diameter water transmission main.
  • Current Status – Preliminary design plans are at 5%. Schematic street alignments are being evaluated along with other street design elements such as intersection improvements.
  • Schedule – Preliminary design is scheduled to be complete in spring of 2016. As part if the preliminary design, there will be both City Council and citizen input.

Mesquite Heritage Trail, Phase 2

  • Scope – This segment of trail is along the south side of Towne Centre Drive from IH 635 to South Mesquite Creek; then south along the west bank of South Mesquite Creek to US80; then under US80 to the trailhead just north of AMC theater.
  • Current Status – Plans are at 60%. This is a Joint City of Mesquite / Dallas County Project. The City is managing design and ROW acquisition. The County will manage the bidding and construction phases.
  • Schedule – Construction is estimated to begin in spring of 2016.

TXDOT-IH635 to US80 Service Road Extension and Ramp Reconfiguration           

  • Scope – This project is for the construction of a service road along the east side of IH 635 from Gross Road/Ridgeview to connect to the existing dead-end US80 service road and also includes ramp modifications.
  • Current Status – Plans are at 95%. This project is being managed by TXDOT and will require a City utility relocation contract due to shifting in south ROW line. The City has initiated the design of the utility relocation work.
  • Schedule – Construction is estimated to begin in fall of 2016.

Alley Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project (Six Alleys)

Flashing Yellow Arrow Project

  • Scope – The project is for the installation of flashing yellow arrows at turn signals that allow for vehicles to make left turns without the need to wait through the cycle.
  • Current Status – Presently at 100% completion for the 2015 locations.
  • Schedule – Traffic staff will be starting on the 2016 locations this fall.

Parks and Recreation Projects

Miscellaneous Trails Project

  • Scope – There are 4 sites where the existing concrete trails will be demolished and new concrete trails will be constructed. Drainage improvements are included in the scope of work to assure the new trails will not be destroyed due to erosion.
  • Current Status –  Project is under construction and is 20% complete.
  • Schedule – The Construction will take approximately 90 calendar days to complete, barring extensive bad weather.
Water and Sewer Projects

Sanitary Sewer Main Replacement, Phase 6 & Water Main Replacement Phase 7

  • Scope – The area boundaries for this project are Kearney Street, North Galloway Avenue, Gross Road/IH 635 and US 80. This project is a continuation of annual sanitary sewer and waterline improvements.
  • Current Status – Project is under construction.
  • Schedule – Construction began in August of 2015 and is slated to end in January of 2017.
South Mesquite Creek 48" RCP by CIPP Phase 1

  • Scope – Rehabilitation of the South Mesquite Creek 48" Sanitary Sewer line from WWTP to 1,600' south of Lawson Road by CIPP (Cure In Place Pipe)
  • Current Status – Project is out for bid.
  • Schedule – Construction is slated to begin in fall of 2015 and end in January of 2016.