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.

Construction of a 4.4 mile illuminated concrete trail for the first section of the City’s main hike and bike trail to connect to the Regional Veloweb in Garland. Project is a joint venture with the Texas Department of Transportation and North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Start Date: May 2013 (300 Calendar Days)

Estimated Cost: $4,700,000

Contact: Matt Holzapfel, P.E.
972-216- 6353 or mholzapf@cityofmesquite.com

Construction four alleys in various locations throughout the City and drainage improvements on Regent Drive.

Start Date: November 2012 (210 Construction Calendar Days)

Estimated Cost: $400,000

Contact: Matt Holzapfel, P.E.
972-216- 6353 or mholzapf@cityofmesquite.com

Rehabilitation and replacement of sanitary sewer mains in the Northridge Addition Subdivision.

Start Date: Ongoing

Estimated Cost: $9,000,000

Contact: Matt Holzapfel, P.E.
972-216- 6353 or mholzapf@cityofmesquite.com


An outer loop around Dallas County was first envisioned in 1964. In 1968, the Texas Highway Commission authorized an outer loop around Dallas and designated it as Loop 9. In 1976, a management audit of the State Department of Highway Public Transportation (SDHPT, now TxDOT) indicated a financial shortfall for highway improvements. In 1988, the cities of Garland, Rowlett, Mesquite, and Dallas County sponsored a study to extend SH 190 from SH 78 to IH 20. In 1991, SDHPT commissioned further study of SH 190 from SH 78 to IH 20 and recommended an alignment. In 2000, the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) began an updated/more detailed study that resulted in the alignment of the section from SH 78 to IH 30 that is currently under construction as a tollway. The planning and environmental studies for this the section from IH 30 to IH 20 are ongoing. This section will also be a tollway administered by NTTA. Multiple alignments are currently being evaluated by the Federal Highway.