City Construction Projects

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.

Transportation Projects

Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson to Town East)

  • Scope – The project will be a total reconstruction of Motley Drive from Gus Thomasson Blvd. to Town East Blvd. The reconstructed roadway will be a four-lane divided roadway on the north and south ends and a two-lane divided roadway with some on-street parking though the residential area. 
  • Current Status – Design is complete. 
  • Schedule – Project is scheduled to begin construction in Fall 2016.
Town East Blvd (Military Pkwy to Skyline)

  • Scope – This project will be a total reconstruction of Town East Blvd. from Military Parkway to Skyline Drive . The reconstructed road will be a four–lane divided arterial with two vehicle lanes in each direction separated by a depressed/bioswale median with concrete curb and gutter.
  • Current Status – Design is 99% complete. 
  • Schedule – Project is on schedule to begin construction in the Fall of 2016.

Gus Thomasson Road (Karla Drive to Moon Drive/Whitson Way)   

  • Scope – This project will be a total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson from Karla Drive to Moon Drive/Whitson Way. The reconstructed road will be a four–lane divided arterial with two vehicle lanes in each direction with portions separated by a depressed/bioswale median with concrete curb and gutter. Round-abouts will be constructed at Karla Drive and Moon Drive/Whitson Way along with on-street parking, pedestrian sidewalks and a cycle track. 
  • Current Status – Design is 99% complete.
  • Schedule – Project is on schedule to begin construction in the Fall of 2016.

Barnes Bridge 30" Waterline (Barnes Bridge Pump Station to La Prada Drive)   

  • Scope – This project is for the installation of a large diameter water transmission main and reconstruction of Barnes Bridge Road. 
  • Current Status – Final design plans are at 90%.
  • Schedule – Final design is scheduled to be complete in Fall of 2016. Construction will begin in the Winter of 2016.

Town East Blvd (Skyline to US80)    

  • Scope – This project will be a total reconstruction of Town East Blvd from Skyline Drive to US 80. The reconstructed road will be a six-lane divided section from US 80 to Forney Road. The remaining section from Forney to Skyline Road will be a four-lane divided arterial with two vehicle lanes in each direction separated by a median with concrete curb and gutter.
  • Current Status – Design is scheduled to start Fall of 2016. This is a Joint City of Mesquite/Dallas County Project.
  • Schedule – Project is scheduled to begin construction in the Fall of 2017.

Gus Thomasson Road (US80 to Town East Boulevard)   

  • Scope – This project is for the total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road within the existing 100’ right-of-way from US 80 to Town East Boulevard. 
  • Current Status – Preliminary plans are complete.
  • Schedule – The preliminary alignment plans are complete and a public meeting was conducted. Staff will present the survey results to Council in August.

La Prada Drive (Barnes Bridge to Motley)     

  • Scope – This project is for the reconstruction of La Prada Drive in conjunction with installation of a large diameter water transmission main.
  • Current Status – Preliminary design plans are at 5%. Schematic street alignments are being evaluated along with other street design elements such as intersection improvements.
  • Schedule – Preliminary design is scheduled to start in the Fall of 2018. As part of the preliminary design, there will be both City Council and citizen input.
Mesquite Heritage Trail, Phase 2
  • Scope – This segment of trail is along the south side of Towne Centre Drive from IH 635 to South Mesquite Creek; then south along the west bank of South Mesquite Creek to US80; then under US80 to the trailhead just north of AMC theater.
  • Current Status – Plans are at 95%. This is a Joint City of Mesquite / Dallas County Project. The City is managing design and ROW acquisition. The County will manage the bidding and construction phases.
  • Schedule – Construction is estimated to begin in Spring of 2017.

TXDOT-IH635 to US80 Service Road Extension and Ramp Reconfiguration           

  • Scope – This project is for the construction of a service road along the east side of IH 635 from Gross Road/Ridgeview to connect to the existing dead-end US80 service road and also includes ramp modifications.
  • Current Status – Plans are complete. This project is being managed by TXDOT and will require a City utility relocation contract. The City has initiated the design of the utility relocation work.
  • Schedule – Construction is estimated to begin in Fall of 2016.
Alley Reconstruction & Sewer Improvement

  • Scope – This project includes the reconstruction of approximately 3,900 linear feet of reinforced concrete alley paving along with other associated improvements, including approximately 2,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer mains, along with some minor water main replacement and drainage improvements.
  • Current Status – Project is under construction. 
  • Schedule – Construction began in mid-May and is scheduled to be complete in Fall of 2016.
Water and Sewer Projects

Sanitary Sewer Main Replacement, Phase 6 & Water Main Replacement Phase 7

  • Scope – The area boundaries for this project are Kearney Street, North Galloway Avenue, Gross Road/IH 635 and US 80. This project is a continuation of annual sanitary sewer and waterline improvements.
  • Current Status – Project is under construction.
  • Schedule – Construction began in August of 2015 and is slated to end in January of 2017.
South Mesquite Creek 48" RCP by CIPP Phase 1

  • Scope – Rehabilitation of the South Mesquite Creek 48" Sanitary Sewer line from WWTP to 1,600' south of Lawson Road by CIPP (Cure In Place Pipe)
  • Current Status – Project is under construction.
  • Schedule – Construction is scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2016.
Big Town Tank Rehabilitation

  • Scope – Rehabilitation of the 2.0 Million Gallon Big Town Elevated for interior structural repairs, interior painting and long term maintenance.
  • Current Status – Final design plans are at 90%.
  • Schedule – Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall of 2016.