Road Report
May 2018

For information as well as an interactive map on all current and future transportation projects, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects.

Thomasson Square Project - May 2018

Gus Thomasson Road (Karla Drive to Moon Drive) Reconstruction Project


The Plan: Reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from Karla Drive to Moon Drive. The reconstructed roadway will be a four-lane divided thoroughfare with the addition of cycle track, a wider sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements. In addition, there will be drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements made. 

What's happening now: Paving is currently underway on Gus Thomasson. Water line construction is being completed south of Whitson Way.  

What's next: Crews will continue to lime stabilize and pave sections of Gus Thomasson Road while installing the remaining utility connections. 

Estimated completion date: Traffic access to the western section of Gus Thomasson Road should be completed by July 2018 and the eastern section of Gus Thomasson Road by March 2019. The project is scheduled to be completed summer of 2019.


Motley Drive - May 2018

Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson Blvd. to Town East Blvd.) Reconstruction Project


The Plan: Reconstruction of Motley Drive from Gus Thomasson Boulevard to Town East Boulevard. 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 through the residential area. In addition, there will be drainage, sanitary sewer and water improvements.


What's happening now: The contractor has completed pouring concrete for the main northbound lanes and has finished all water, sewer and drainage underground utility work. 

What's next: The contractor will work on completing the intersections throughout the corridor and pouring the concrete sidewalk along the full length of the northbound lanes. 

Estimated completion date: Spring 2018


Town East - Skyline to Military May 2018

Town East Boulevard (Military Parkway to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Project


The Plan: Reconstruction of Town East Boulevard from Military Parkway to Skyline Drive. The reconstructed roadway will be a four-lane divided thoroughfare with two lanes in each direction. In addition, there will be drainage, sanitary sewer and water improvements. The newly paved roadway will have a heavy-duty thick concrete pavement section to withstand the large volume of heavy truck traffic. 


What's happening now: Drainage installation continues. Excavating for the roadway has begun, followed by subgrade lime stabilization operations and then paving. 

What's next: Continuation of roadway subgrade for lime stabilization. Although utility complications have slowed progress, lime and concrete operations are underway. Remaining utility connections will be completed as applicable.

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018


Town East Option A

Town East Blvd. Phase 2 (U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Projects



The Plan: Staff has compiled the written and electronic survey responses. City Council received the results of the survey at the April 16, 2018 meeting. The consultant has been instructed to pursue Option A (4-lane option from Forney to Skyline Drive), which received 71 percent of the votes. 

What's next: Completion of the design with bidding of the project in fourth quarter 2018 are the next steps in the project. Construction should begin the first quarter of 2019.


Bruton Road May 2018

Bruton Road, Northwest Drive and Kearney Street Mill and Asphalt Overlay Project


The Plan: Rehabilitation of approximately 58,000 square yards of major thoroughfares by spot concrete repairs, removal of the old asphalt surface by milling and applying a new 1-1/2 inch hot-mix asphaltic overlay on the following three roadways: 1) Northwest Drive from I-30 to Oates Drive; 2) Bruton Road from I-635 to Rodeo Center; and 3) Gross/Kearney from Galloway to I-635. The plan includes reconstruction of curb ramps to enhance sidewalk accessibility.
 
What's happening now: Paving on Northwest Drive and Gross Road/Kearney Street is complete. Pavement repair of Bruton Road from I-635 to Rodeo Center Boulevard prior to asphalt overlay is underway.

What's next: High Friction Surface Treatment will be added to a section of Northwest Drive. This form of pavement treatment is applied to roadways to enhance safety measures by decreasing vehicle crashes and injuries associated with speeding. All paving is expected to be completed by the end of June.


Estimated completion date: Summer 2018


Us 80

I-635 to U.S. 80 Service Road Extension and Ramp Reconfiguration


The Plan: This Texas Department of Transportation project will modify the U.S. 80 North Galloway Avenue exit ramp and construct a new northbound frontage road along I-635 from Gross Road to U.S. 80. More than 1.6 miles of frontage road will be reconstructed and access to the I-635/U.S. 80 interchange will be improved.


What's happening now: Paving of the outside lane of eastbound U.S. 80 frontage road ramp has been completed. The northbound frontage road along I-635 is 90 percent complete. 

What's next: The opening of the LBJ Frontage Road is anticipated by the end of May 2018.

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018


real texas roads

Real. Texas. Roads.


The Plan: It includes the repair of more than 100 miles of residential streets, as well as curbs and sidewalks where needed, over a ten-year period.

What's happening now: Repairs to the first year's list of residential streets have been completed with 26 streets reconstructed. Repairs are in progress on Lee Street, Mark Drive, Morgan Circle, Northridge Drive, Northview Drive, Redmill Lane, Rockne Lane, Royal Crest Drive, Shorewood Drive, Sidney Drive, Statler Drive, Summitt Street and Willowbrook Drive. 

What's next: Crews are finishing construction and pavement of the second year (2017) list of streets in Section A. Construction on hold for the third-year of streets until completion and approval of the Engineering Review mentioned below. 

The repair method chosen for each street depends on the existing condition of the street. However, the usual order of repairs is: 1) pavement lifting; 2) localized concrete repair; 3) new surface reconstruction; and 4) miscellaneous repairs and cleanup. To view the current construction status of streets selected for the program, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads

In addition, the City Council has authorized an engineering review of the program's specifications, design sections and construction methods by state and nationally recognized technical experts in concrete pavement construction. This technical review report will be presented to City Council once completed (estimated June 2018). Any adjustments suggested by the report will be evaluated for incorporation in the project specifications and construction methods before starting the streets listed for the third-year of the program. 

Estimated completion date: The program includes the repair of more than 100 miles of residential streets over a ten-year period. However, the City Council has decided to accelerate the program to complete it within eight years. The program is expected to be completed fall 2024. Current construction on the second-year list of streets is scheduled to be completed spring 2018. Construction on the third-year list of streets will begin summer 2018.


Military Parkway Trail (I-635 to Sam Houston Rd.) TAP Funded

Military Parkway Trail (I-635 to Sam Houston Road) TAP Funded 


The Plan: This project includes the construction of a 12-foot wide shared-use path along the south side of Military Parkway from Sam Houston Road to the Rodeo Center Boulevard. The project is 80 percent grant funded through the Transportation Alternative Program. 


What's happening now: The contractor is finishing up sidewalks and completion of the trail is on schedule. 

What's next: Work efforts over the next 30 days will focus on constructing portions of the trail between Idlewyld Drive and Rollingwood Drive. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvement

Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvements 


The Plan: Reconstruction of Scyene Road from Clay-Mathis Road to Lawson Road to support industrial development near the Mesquite Metro Airport. Water, sewer and drainage improvements will also be constructed to make industrial sites ready for development. 


What's happening now: Water line installation is completed for Phase 1 of the project and excavation of the Berry Road culverts is complete as well. The milling and paving portion from Clay Mathis Road to the Ashley Furniture site entrance is currently underway. 

What's next: Installation of the proposed drainage ditch along Scyene Road is scheduled to begin soon. The Berry culvert at the intersection of Berry Road and Edwards Church Road is scheduled to be completed by end of May. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Example of a Sound wall

I-635 Sound Wall Project


The Plan: The Texas Department of Transportation is working to construct new sound walls along I-635 north of I-30

What's happening now: TxDOT recently selected a contractor to work on the project. The first phase of constructing the sound wall will begin in the City of Garland. 

What's next: Contractors will continue finishing all preparation work. 

Estimated completion date: Spring 2019


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