Road Report
April 2019

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

Gus Thomasson (80 - TE)   - April 2019

Gus Thomasson Road (U.S. 80 to Town East Boulevard)


The Plan: This project is for the total reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from U.S. 80 to Town East Boulevard. This project will replace and upgrade the roadway and utilities underground. The project will also add a bike trail, landscaping and other improvements for nearby homes.

What's happening now: The contractor has four crews working on the project. This includes underground sewer and water lines as well as a storm sewer. 
 

What's next: Utilities will continue to be installed on U.S. 80 to Towne Centre Drive, as well as North Mesquite Drive and Town East Boulevard.


Estimated completion date: Winter 2020


Resurfacing on Sidney RTR - April 2019

Real. Texas. Roads.


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The Plan: 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, 2-lane roadways. The repairs began in 2016. To view the current construction status of streets selected for the program, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads.


What's happening now: Concrete repairs are still in progress on, Royal Crest, Northridge, Summit and Viva Drive (Palm to Emerald). Concrete repairs are complete on Cascade and Cresthill and they are awaiting scheduling for mill and rehabilitation. Resurfacing for Royal Crest, Upland, Pebble Creek, Redmill and Green Leaf are complete. Resurfacing is in progress on Sidney, Rockne, Statler and Morgan Drive.  


What's next: Resurfacing will continue on Morgan, Statler, Sidney, Rockne and Viva Drive (the section between Town East Boulevard and Palm Drive). Upon completion, resurfacing will begin on Cascade and Cresthill. Concrete repairs are in progress and are close to completion on Summit, Northridge and Royal Crest (between Kearney and Grubb), Upland, Pebble Creek, Redmill and Green Leaf.
 
The next list of streets planned for concrete repairs include Alta Vista, Buena Vista, Willowbrook, Lee, Larchmont, Northview Place (cul-de-sac) and Mark Drive, (between Baker and Larchmont). 

Estimated completion date: The completion of all streets in the Real. Texas. Roads. program is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024, two years ahead of schedule. 


Thomasson Square Project - April 2019

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


The Plan: The reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from Karla Drive to Moon Drive will be a four-lane divided road with the addition of a bicycle path, a wider sidewalk and improvements to underground utilities. 

What's happening now: Traffic is driving on the southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are being repaired using concrete and a majority of the storm sewer system has been installed. 

What's next: There will be several repairs to connect to the existing concrete on the roads. The repairs at the intersection of Karla Drive will be divided in two different segments to alleviate traffic surrounding the elementary school. 

Estimated completion date: Summer 2019


Town East - Skyline to Military April 2019

Town East Boulevard Phase 1 (Military Parkway to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Project


The Plan: The reconstruction of Town East Boulevard from Military Parkway to Skyline Drive will include a four-lane divided road with two lanes in each direction, improvements to underground utilities and thick concrete pavement sections to support the large volume of heavy truck traffic. 

What's happening now: The southbound lanes are completed, pavement of the northbound lanes is underway and underground utility improvements is ongoing.

What's next: Paving operations are continuing and upon completion, traffic signals will be installed.


Estimated completion date: Spring 2019


Town East Option A

Town East Boulevard Phase 2 (U.S. 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 U.S. 80 will be reconstructed as a six-lane section. The newly paved roadway will have new thick concrete pavement sections to support the large volume of heavy truck traffic. This project will also include improvements to underground utilities and drainage along the length of the project. The four-lane section south of Forney Road will be shifted to reduce the impacts of the industrial traffic on residents living in the nearby neighborhood. This shift will also allow for the addition of a walking/biking trail and an eight-foot screening wall for the nearby neighborhood.

What's happening now: Construction plans are complete and the City is preparing to get bids from contractors.

What's next: The City estimates construction will begin in June of 2019. In the interim, some lanes are being repaired to address potholes and poor road conditions. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2020


Project Stallion: February 2019

Stream Bank Stabilization & Bridge Replacement - South Mesquite Creek 


The Plan: The improvements planned on South Mesquite Creek will reduce erosion along the drainage channel, address flooding of MISD sports fields, increase the amount of water that is able to flow in the stream and improve access for the City to maintain the area. This project also includes replacement of the bridge on North Mesquite Drive.


What's happening now: Construction began in February. North Mesquite Drive is closed to all traffic due to the bridge being removed. 


What's next: North Mesquite Drive will remain closed to all traffic until August 2019 due to the bridge reconstruction on North Mesquite Drive. Utilities construction is currently underway on North Mesquite High School athletic fields.


Estimated completion date: December 2019


LBJ East - April 2019

I-635 (U.S. 75/Central Expressway to
I-30) LBJ East Project


The Plan: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is reconstructing I-635 from U.S. 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. Phase 1 (sound wall construction) is underway. This includes construction of six sound wall segments along I-635. Four of the new sound segments are located in Mesquite. For more information concerning the 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 installed. 


What's next: TxDOT is in the process of choosing a contractor for the full project and is working with all cities to relocate utilities that will be affected by the construction. The interstate construction is anticipated to begin mid-2020. 

Estimated completion date: 2024


Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvement - April 2019

Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvements 


The Plan: The reconstruction of Scyene Road from Clay Mathis Road to Lawson Road will support new industrial development near the Mesquite Metro Airport. The project includes improvements to underground utilities and a newly paved roadway with thick concrete to withstand heavy truck traffic by the industrial companies. 

What's happening now: Full width concrete pavement has been completed from Clay Mathis Road to the nearby asphalt plant. This serves as the sole access road for the airport and the plant while Phase 3 of construction is completed to Lawson Road. Pavement removal and road grading are in progress from the asphalt plant to Lawson Road. The public will continue to have access to Lawson Road during this phase of construction. 


What's next: The contractor will continue to prepare the road for the installation of concrete from the plant to Lawson Road. Drainage ditches will be installed in this same section.  

Estimated completion date: Summer 2019


Front Street Station - April 2019

Downtown Mesquite:
Front Street Station – Aesthetic Improvements, Paving, Drainage, Water and Sewer


The Plan: The project is for the design of Front Street Station between Galloway Avenue and North Ebrite Street as the first phase to improve Downtown Mesquite with new pedestrian-friendly elements, special event areas and additional parking.

What's happening now: Staff are working to complete final design. 


What's next: The planning of utility relocates currently underway by Oncor Electric. 


Estimated completion date: December 2020

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