Gus Thomasson Road (US 80 to Town East Boulevard)


Public Meeting


A public meeting was held on June 30, 2016 to discuss preliminary plans and design options for the reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road. A public question and answer session was also offered.

View the Gus Thomasson Road presentation shown at the public meeting.
View a video of the public meeting.

• Scope – This project will replace and upgrade the aging infrastructure along Gus Thomasson Road, between US 80 and Town East Blvd., including the roadway, water, sanitary sewer and drainage to current design criteria. The existing six-lane road is proposed to be reconstructed as a four-lane roadway.

• Current Status – The design contract was approved by the City Council on December 5th, 2016. The final design will start in January 2017.

• Schedule – The project is currently under design. The proposed construction is scheduled for January 2018.

Project Contact – Corey Nesbit, P.E., 972-329-8535
Design

Top image: Existing six-lane roadway; Bottom image: Four-lane replacement design.

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The "Astronaut" Streets
The existing road will be reconstructed as a 4-lane roadway with a 12' multi-use trail on the west, a 5' sidewalk on the east, improved landscaping, and intersection improvements. The four existing streets commonly referred to as the "astronaut" streets are Borman Avenue, Anders Drive, Schirra Way and Stafford Lane. These:

  1. Streets will remain closed at Gus Thomasson Road and a decorative iron fence with landscape and neighborhood identity elements will be constructed. View the "astronaut" streets closure concept and images.
Neighborhood Identity Elements
Trail monuments with placards installed along the proposed hike and bike trail at the end of each "astronaut" street will enhance the neighborhood's identity.
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Neighborhood Screening Options
Neighborhood screening along the proposed hike and bike trail in the form of a decorative iron fence with landscaping is proposed. (Please see image below.)
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