Real. Texas. Roads.
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 for residential, two-lane roadways. The repairs began in 2016. What's happening now and work expected in the next 30 days:
Surface reconstruction is complete on Cascade Street, Summit Street, Northridge Drive, Crest Park Drive and Royal Crest Drive. Crews are now applying a sealant on those streets to help protect them from water and preserve them long-term. Concrete spot repairs are complete on Alta Vista Street, Longview Street and Larchmont Drive. Alta Vista Street is being resurfaced. Full depth panel replacement and concrete spot repairs are underway on Mark Drive, between Baker Drive and Larchmont Drive, Northview Place and Willowbrook Drive.
The contractor is finishing extensive concrete repairs on the curb, gutters and sidewalks in the Valley View Heights neighborhood. The repairs costs have been lower than expected and this allowed the city to have the contractor repair a section of the concrete pavement on Sandy Lane. This additional concrete work will delay the asphalt pavement repair for Valley View Heights a couple of weeks. The portions of Sandy Lane that are not repaired with this contract will be repaired in the next contract, which is expected to start in the summer of 2020. The contractor is now planning to start asphalt pavement work on Oriole Street and Ervin Lane in the Valley View Heights neighborhood. It will take about three weeks to complete once they start the asphalt process.
Staff is working to prepare a proposed schedule by the end of the year for the next set of streets to be completed in the Real. Texas. Roads. program in the next three years. The schedule will be reviewed and approved by City Council. Staff will be incorporating feedback received from City Council during the briefing that was given on September 16, 2019. Watch the video. Estimated completion date:
Funds made available by the 2015 Street Bond Election are expected to continue funding street repairs through 2024.
To view the current construction status of streets selected for the program, visitwww.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads