Capital Improvement Projects (Public Works Construction)
The Engineering Division is responsible for providing project management and technical services for the planning, designing and construction of city roads, alleys, storm water drainage systems and the water and sanitary sewer system. These Capital Improvement Projects provide essential services to the citizens of Mesquite. During project design and construction the city strives to integrate community concerns while efficiently using public funds. The following provides a summary of the division responsibilities.

Project Management
  • Manage engineering consultants selected for project design and plan preparation to ensure compliance with the design contract and city standards, ordinances and specific project goals
  • Coordination with surrounding cities and other governmental agencies for projects within or outside the city that impact the city
  • Agencies we routinely coordinate with are:
    • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
    • Dallas County Public Works
    • North Texas Municipal Water District
    • Adjacent cities of Dallas, Garland, Sunnyvale, Seagoville and Balch Springs
  • Assist in the bidding process with the city's Purchasing Department
  • Construction management of projects to assure quality work and public safety
  • Address citizens inquires and concerns during construction
Technical Services
  • Provide City Council with technical advice and recommendations based on project need
  • Acquisition of right-of-way and easements
  • Provide engineering support to other departments within the city
  • Review and approve of engineering plans and specifications for proposed construction within the city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ)
  • Prepare and prioritize the Capital Improvement Project long range plan
Private Projects
The Engineering Division reviews plans for new private developments to make sure they are adequately served by city water, sewer and drainage facilities and are built in conformance with applicable city, state, and federal laws. Private development includes new commercial buildings, remodels or expansions, single and multi-family residential subdivisions, churches and schools.

The Engineering Division coordinates review with other City departments for the release of engineering plans, and inspects construction of water, sewer, streets, alleys and drainage facilities.. Engineering Division reviews platting of property and maintains records of all infrastructure built in City right-of-way and easements.
Franchise Utilities
The Engineering Division develops standards and issues permits to franchise utility companies (natural gas, electric, and telecommunications) for work in the public right-of-way and other utility easements. Engineering Division construction inspectors monitor the work of franchise utility personnel and contractors, inspect the work areas to ensure they have been properly restored, and respond to citizen concerns.

Other Services
Engineering Division also provides the following services:
  • Administers floodplains for FEMA, to include review of elevation certificates, hydraulic reports, flood studies, and requests for FEMA flood map revisions
  • Responds to citizen concerns regarding flooding
  • Supports citizen and developer requests for GIS (Graphical Information Systems) products such as benchmark, water, waster water, drainage, and street map products
  • Maintains the city water, waste water, drainage, and paving design standards