Hillview Drive Reconstruction and 12 inch Water Main Along US Highway 80



Hillview Drive Reconstruction

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

In 2005, the City Council initiated the “Targeted Neighborhood Program”. The City Council identified four priority neighborhoods for revitalization including the Truman Heights Addition. Over several months, the residents created a neighborhood plan with strategies for improving walkability, reconnecting the residential core to nearby services, upgrading infrastructure and drainage, and preserving character through traditional neighborhood design standards. The City Council adopted the resulting redevelopment plan titled “Truman Heights Revitalization Code” on November 7, 2007 under Resolution No. 11-2007.

In accordance with the adopted code, City Council approved a professional engineering service contract on February 7, 2011 with C&P Engineering, Ltd. for the preparation of construction plans for Hillview Drive. The work includes reconstruction of the existing asphalt street and ditches into a two-lane 30’ wide paved road with concrete curb and gutter and 5 foot sidewalk on both sides of Hillview for the entire length. The project also includes evaluation and improving the existing drainage system and replacement of the existing 6-inch cast iron water main on Hillview Drive with a new 8-inch PVC water main. Improvements will also include the installation of a new 12-inch PVC water main along US Highway 80 from Stephenson Drive to Hillcrest Drive.

FUNDING:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is an act passed by Congress designed to spur increased economic activity. The City of Mesquite applied for and was awarded $182,019.00 in federal stimulus money made possible by the ARRA toward the design and construction of the Hillview Drive Improvements.

A stipulation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that an Environmental Review Report be submitted before the City can expend any federal funds. On January 19, 2011, the City received authorization from HUD to proceed with the use of funds for the design component and the project was issued an Environmental Categorical Exclusion under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

The estimated construction plans completion date is February 2012. The estimated construction time is 12 months with construction to start April 2012.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

STATUS FOR WEEK OF February 18, 2013

This project is for the installation of pavement, water and storm sewer in Hillview St. and for 12-inch water along Hwy 80.

  • This project is complete except for the construction of five ADA ramps and minor sidewalk extensions.




FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:

For questions concerning this project, please contact the City CIP Engineer – Sherrelle R. Diggs at 972-329-8535 or sdiggs@cityofmesquite.com. A copy of the Truman Heights Neighborhood Plan and the Truman Heights Revitalization Code can be found at http://www.cityofmesquite.com/planning/planningdocs.php.