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.

Read the most recent edition of The Road Report for more information.

Transportation Projects

Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson to Town East)

  • Scope – Total reconstruction of Motley Drive, including all water, sanitary sewer, and drainage utilities. The reconstructed roadway will be a four-lane divided roadway on the north and south ends and a two-lane divided roadway with on-street parking though the residential area. 
  • Current Status – Under construction. 
  • Schedule – Construction is estimated to be complete by Spring 2018.
Town East Blvd (Military Pkwy to Skyline)

  • Scope – Total reconstruction of Town East Boulevard including water, sanitary sewer, and drainage utilities.  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 – Under construction. 
  • Schedule – Construction is scheduled to be complete by Summer of 2018.

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

  • Scope – Total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road 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. The project also includes on-street parking, pedestrian sidewalks and a cycle track.  
  • Current Status – Under construction.
  • Schedule – Construction is currently scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2018.

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

  • Scope – Installation of a large diameter water transmission main from pump station to La Prada Drive.  
  • Current Status – Design 95%.
  • Schedule – Construction anticipated to begin Spring of 2018 pending agreement with City of Dallas.

Town East Blvd (Skyline to US80)    

  • Scope – Total reconstruction of Town East Boulevard including water, sanitary sewer, and drainage utilities. The reconstructed road will be a six-lane divided section from US 80 to Forney Road. The remaining section from Forney Road to Skyline Drive 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 – Under design. 
  • Schedule – Construction is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2018.

Gus Thomasson Road (US80 to Town East Boulevard)   

  • Scope – Total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road within the existing 100’ right-of-way from US 80 to Town East Boulevard. 
  • Current Status – Under design.
  • Schedule – The project is scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2018.

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 – Construction of a trail 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 US 80; then under US 80 to the trailhead just north of AMC theater.
  • Current Status – Design plans and are at 95%. This is a Joint City of Mesquite and 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 2018.

TXDOT-IH635 to US80 Service Road Extension and Ramp Reconfiguration           

  • Scope – Construction of a service road along the east side of IH 635 from Gross Road/Ridgeview Street to connect to the existing dead-end US 80 service road and also includes ramp modifications. The city portion of this project is to relocate sanitary sewer  and water utilities.
  • Current Status – Utilities have been relocated and road construction is proceeding.
  • Schedule – Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of Fall 2018.
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.

Real. Texas. Roads.

  • Scope - This project includes the repair of more than 100 miles of Grade 4 residential streets, as well as curbs and sidewalks where needed, throughout the city over a ten-year period.
  • Current Status - Project is under construction.
  • Schedule - Construction began in March 2016.
Water and Sewer Projects

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

  • Scope – Reconstruction of water and sanitary sewer lines in the area bounded by Kearney Street, North Galloway Avenue, Gross Road/IH 635 and US 80. 
  • Current Status – Complete.
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 – Complete.
Big Town Tank Rehabilitation

  • Scope – Rehabilitation of the 2.0 million-gallon Big Town Tank including interior structural repairs, interior painting and long term maintenance.
  • Current Status – Bids have been received.
  • Schedule – Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall of 2017.