Road Report
October 2018

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

Thomasson Square Project - October 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 a bicycle path, a wider sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements. In addition, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements are being constructed. 


What's happening now: Water lines are finished on western side of Gus Thomasson Road. Drainage will be completed this week. Pavement is approximately 98 percent completed on the southbound lanes. 

What's next:  Traffic switch to new pavement on southbound lanes (western lanes) will occur at beginning of October. Construction of sidewalk, bicycle lane and on-street parking will be completed soon on the southbound lanes. Construction on the eastbound side will begin soon.

Estimated completion date: The project is scheduled to be completed summer of 2019.


Motley Drive - October 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 is planting landscape in the medians. Work in the drainage ditch is also occurring and will help to protect the opposite stream bank from erosion by the newly installed drainage line.

What's next: The contractor will continue to work on the retaining wall along the sidewalk and will finalize landscape in the median. Oncor has ordered the street light poles and will execute the installation soon. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Town East - Skyline to Military September 2018

Town East Boulevard Phase 1 (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 thick concrete pavement section to accommodate the large volume of heavy truck traffic. 


What's happening now: Water lines have been installed. Extensions will be completed for water services and fire hydrants after traffic is moved to new pavement. Drainage installation is nearly finished, several inlet tops remain. The roadway paving for the southbound lanes is 80 percent completed. The City is working with AT&T to address underground cables so paving work can continue. 

What's next: Paving of the southbound lanes (western lanes) will continue. The western lanes of pavement from Military Parkway to Skyline Drive are scheduled to be completed this month. 

Estimated completion date: Spring 2019


Town East Option A

Town East Blvd. Phase 2 (US 80 to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Project

 

The Plan: The existing six-lane section road will be reconstructed as a four-lane section from Skyline Drive to Forney Road and the section from Forney Road to US 80  reconstructed as a six-lane section. The newly paved roadway will have a thick concrete pavement section to accomodate the large volume of heavy truck traffic. Please use the following link to access the Town East webpage: https://www.cityofmesquite.com/TownEast
 

After extensive input from the public at various meetings and surveys, City Council selected the option that the existing six-lane section road will be reconstructed as follows:
Four-lane divided roadway section from Skyline Drive to Forney Road. This segment will also have an 8-foot high screening wall next to the residential homes, the roadway will shift away from the homes to provide a significantly larger buffer between the homes and new roadway and a 12-foot wide trail between the roadway and the screening wall. Forney Road to U.S. 80 will remain a six-lane divided roadway. Both sections of roadway will have a heavy-duty reinforced concrete pavement designed to accommodate heavy truck traffic.
In addition there will be extensive water, sanitary sewer and drainage improvements along the length of the project.


What's happening now: The project is currently under design. Final design will be completed at the end of 2018 with construction beginning the first quarter of 2019.

Estimated completion date: Summer 2020


Gus Thomasson (80 - TE)   - October  2018

Gus Thomasson Road (US 80 to Town East Blvd.)

 

The Plan: This project is for the total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from US 80 to Town East Blvd. within the existing 100' right-of-way. This project will replace and upgrade the aging infrastructure along Gus Thomasson Road including the roadway, water, sanitary sewer and drainage. 
 
What's happening now: The consultant is completing the final sealed drawings for bidding. 

What's next: This project will advertise on October 11 and 18 with a bid opening projected on November 13, 2018.  


Estimated completion date: Winter 2020


Us 80 Service Rd - October 2018

I-635 to US 80 Service Road Extension and Ramp Reconfiguration

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

What's happening now: All frontage road pavement is complete. Paving of sidewalks and directional islands is being completed. The Gross Road bridge median over I-635 is being reconstructed. 

What's next: Sidewalk and median paving is taking place along with site cleanup. 

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018


Bamboo RTR - October 2018

Real. Texas. Roads.

 

The Plan: The repair and rehabilitation of grade 4 residential streets, curbs and sidewalks, over a ten-year period. 

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.


What's happening now: Miscellaneous repairs and cleanup on Bamboo are complete. Miscellaneous repairs and cleanup resumed on Rockne, Morgan Circle, Statler and Evans. Localized concrete repairs are still in progress on Mark, Chappelle, Embassy Greenhill, Cresthill and Cascade. Mill and resurfacing will soon take place on the following streets:  Royal Crest, Upland, Pebble Creek, Redmill, Green Leaf, Statler, Shorewood, Sidney and Rockne.

What's next: Crews are completing the second year (2017) list of streets and will continue localized concrete repair on the 2018 list of streets.

Estimated completion date: The original program includes the repair and rehabilitation of a large portion of grade 4 residential streets during 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. Construction on the second-year list of streets is scheduled to be completed fall 2018. Construction on the third-year list of streets began late summer 2018.


Military Parkway Trail (I-635 to Sam Houston Rd.) - October 2018

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

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 Rodeo Center Boulevard. The project is 80 percent grant funded through the Transportation Alternative Program. 

What's happening now: The contractor is focusing on the construction of several small sections of the trail that are missing. The sections consist of tie-ins to sidewalks on connecting streets with larger areas to complete located near the intersection of Sam Houston Boulevard and SH 352.

What's next: The contractor will finish pouring the trail and will commence final clean-up efforts. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvement - October 2018

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. The newly paved roadway will have a thick concrete pavement section to withstand heavy truck traffic. 

What's happening now: All waterlines are complete. Scyene Road pavement is in place from Clay Mathis to Airport Boulevard and is 95 percent complete. Scyene Road paving is underway for the eastbound side, extending from Ashley Furniture to Airport Blvd. Franchise utilities are also being relocated.  

What's next: The contractor has installed striping and signage along Scyene Road from Clay Mathis to Ashley. Water main testing is ongoing. Scyene Road from Clay Mathis Road to the entrance to the under construction Ashley Furniture site will be opened to traffic in October. 

Estimated completion date: First Quarter 2019


LBJ East - October 2018

I-635 (US 75/Central Expressway to
I-30) 

 

The Plan: The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing I-635 from US 75 to I-30. The reconstruction will provide five main lanes and two managed lanes in both directions, continual frontage roads starting at Town East Boulevard and full reconstruction of the I-30/I-635 interchange. The project will improve safety and mobility, enhance system continuity, and accommodate projected growth throughout the region. Increasing capacity will relieve congestion and reduce travel time as well as provide social and economic benefits locally, regionally and statewide. The Texas Transportation Commission approved design and construction of the full LBJ East project on July 26, 2018.

Phase 1 (sound wall construction) is underway, this includes the construction of six sound wall segments along I-635. Four of the new sound segments are in the City of Mesquite. For more information concerning I-635 LBJ East Project, please visit the Texas Department of Transportation webpage

What's happening now: The existing sound walls along I-635 in Mesquite have been removed. The sound walls on the west side of I-635 are being prepared to have the foundation installed. The full project has gone to bid for the design-build contract.  

What's next: A design-build contractor for the full project is being considered from two teams. Texas Department of Transportation currently working with cities to determine project phasing and identify utilities that are affected.  Interstate construction anticipated to begin 4th quarter of 2019.

Estimated completion date: 2024

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