Real. Texas. Roads.

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Real. Texas. Roads. is the program name for the road repairs funded by the $125 million bond sale approved by voters in November 2015. Repairs under this program are limited to residential, 2-lane roadways. To learn more about the bond election, click here.

2020 - 2024 Scheduled Residential Street Repair Schedule City staff has compiled a list of streets to be completed in years 2020 – 2024. Click here to read the list prepared in September 2020. The list is sorted by street name and includes the general type of pavement rehabilitation method that will be used on that street segment and the estimated time to complete the construction repairs. The City Council provided approval and direction on the priorities for the Real. Texas. Roads. program. City staff prepared estimates for each group of streets, including any needed utility and drainage construction. Streets were then grouped by neighborhood and rehabilitation or reconstruction method and were scheduled using the funding available in that year to maximize resources and for efficient construction. The goal is to repair the most amount of residential streets as quickly as possible. If your street is not on the list, please consider that the list is evolving and other streets could be added due to shifts in funding and priorities.

Click here to view a public education flyer that explains each type of repair that may be used in rehabilitation or reconstruction methods.

Click here to read the monthly Road Report to get updates on Real. Texas. Roads. construction and other street projects.

Real. Texas. Roads. Project Pages

Construction Status

After streets are approved by City Council for rehabilitation under the Real. Texas. Roads. program, you can view the status of each street in the map below. Click on a street in the map to get real-time status updates of streets that have been selected to be repaired under the Real. Texas. Roads. Program. To view a full screen map, click here. To determine who to contact for a particular street, click on the street in the map and the inspector's name and contact information will pop-up.

The rehabilitation method for each street is tailored specifically to that street and can involve many steps. Read below for a brief explanation of each rehabilitation method.

If your street has not yet been selected for repair, read the Selection Process section below to see how future streets are chosen.

Rehabilitation Methods

The City utilizes a variety of repair methods and each street is looked at to determine the correct repair method. The specific repair method is chosen by considering various factors, including traffic volume, pavement condition index (PCI), rideability, existing surface type, drainage issues, etc. and by using the knowledge and experience of staff members. Each method can include many steps and the following diagram shows the typical sequence of construction for each method.

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Construction Methods

Asphalt Streets:

  • Seal Coat Treatment This is the application of a very thin, protective layer of asphalt emulsion designed to keep water from infiltrating and sun from deteriorating the asphalt.
  • Asphalt Overlay An asphalt overlay is the placement of a 1” - 2” layer of new asphalt over the existing pavement surface. While typical for asphalt streets, this can also be done over existing concrete streets.
  • Asphalt Reclamation This is for use on existing asphalt streets and involves pulverizing the existing asphalt surface into small pieces and then mixing the pulverized asphalt, base material and a stabilizer (lime, cement or both) to create a new stabilized base layer. After the base material is prepared, a new layer of asphalt is placed on top.

Concrete Streets:

  • Pavement Lifting Concrete pavement lifting and leveling is achieved by injecting polyurethane material under pavement. The lifting process raises sunken street segments, levels the street and corrects drainage problems. Click here to view an excellent video showing the concept of pavement lifting.
  • Localized Full-Depth Concrete Repair This involves full-depth replacement of the concrete pavement at select areas. The repair areas can be as small as a 3’ x 3’ area or a much larger stretch of pavement.
  • Optimized Concrete Repair There are two main parts involved in this method: 1) Milling and 2) Surface Reconstruction. Milling of a street means that a machine will pass through the street and scrape off the top layer. After the milling is complete, the contractor will begin to place rebar on the surface. After the rebar reinforcing is laid, a new, thin concrete surface will be placed. Watch the videos here to learn more. English and Spanish
  • Reconstruction This is a complete demolition and rebuild of a street. The paving surface will be determined during design and will be based on costs. All curb and gutter and sidewalk are expected to be replaced. This method requires full design and use of outside design consultants.

What About My Street? – Selection Process

The Real. Texas. Roads. funds can only be spent on 2-lane residential streets. Streets are assessed periodically to determine its Pavement Condition Index (PCI). If the PCI is 55 or less, the street is considered a poor street and assigned a Grade of 4. The City is focusing on streets that are Grade 4 as defined by the PCI. Click here to view a map of streets and their latest pavement condition rating.

The streets selected for repair are done so through a data-driven process that evaluates several factors including pavement condition, the "bumpiness" of the road, safety concerns and traffic volume. All residential streets are evaluated every time an analysis is completed. Streets are grouped together and the overall group priority is evaluated in order to select the next round. Grouping of streets is done in order to increase construction efficiency and reduce overall construction costs.

Staff prepares a recommendation of the next round of streets to be rehabilitated based on the data-driven selection process. City council makes the final approval for the next streets to be focused on. The first six years of streets have already been selected and approved by City Council.

For immediate repair needs or for streets not already selected for the Real. Texas. Roads. program, residents should contact the Streets Division by calling 972-216-6282.

Real. Texas. Roads. Major Milestones

  • Present – Construction on the third-year list of streets is underway and will continue until finished. Staff is working on design for the next area of streets and putting together a three year schedule.
  • September 2019 – City Council was briefed on staff’s recommendations for the streets to be worked on in the next three years. City Council provided feedback on the recommendations and staff moved forward with incorporating their comments. Watch video to learn more.
  • August 2018 – The Final Engineering Review Report on the methods being used for the reconstruction was presented to Council on August 6. Council approved moving forward with rehabilitation of the third year of streets.
    Click here to watch the presentation to City Council
    Click here to read the full Engineering Report
  • May 2018 – The third group of streets to be repaired as part of the Real. Texas. Roads. program was approved by Council.
  • September 2016 – The second group of streets to be repaired as part of the Real. Texas. Roads. program was approved by Council.
  • March 2016 – Council breaks ground on the first set of streets to be repaired as part of the Real. Texas. Roads. program.
  • January 2016 – The first group of streets to be repaired as part of the Real. Texas. Roads. program was approved by Council.
  • November 2015 – Mesquite voters approve the sale of $125 million dollars to be used for the repair of two-lane residential roads that are in poor condition.

If you have any questions about this program or you notice a problem with a street or alley, please use this link: Request for Street Services to report it, or call 972-216-6282.