Road Report
July 2019

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


GT July 2019

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


The Plan: This project will totally reconstruct and upgrade the pavement, drainage and utilities on Gus Thomasson Road from U.S. 80 to Town East Boulevard. The project will also add a bike trail, landscaping and other improvements.

What's happening now: The contractor has four crews working on the project. Construction has started on underground water, sanitary sewer and drainage improvements.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Underground utilities will continue to be installed on Gus Thomasson Road, from U.S. 80 to Towne Centre Drive, as well as from North Mesquite Drive to Town East Boulevard. Once the utilities are installed in these areas, the contractor will prepare the road for concrete paving. 


Estimated completion date: January 2021

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


RTR: June 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. 

What's happening now: As of July 1, localized concrete repairs are still in progress on Royal Crest Drive, Northridge Drive and Summit Street. Concrete spot repairs have been completed on Cascade Street and Cresthill Drive. Resurfacing is in progress on Rockne Lane and Morgan Drive. Statler Drive and Sidney Drive are complete. Utility work is underway to replace old water and sewer lines on Lilac Lane, Carnation Drive, Rose Lane and Daffodil Drive. 


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Resurfacing will continue for the next several weeks on Morgan Drive and Rockne Lane. Milling Operations started in July on Cascade Street, Crest Park Drive, Northridge Street, Royal Crest Drive and Summit Street. The next list of streets scheduled for concrete spot repairs include Alta Vista Street, Buena Vista Street, Willowbrook Drive, Lee Street, Larchmont Drive, Northview Place (cul-de-sac), Mark Drive and Longview Street. 

Utility work in the Valley View Heights area should be completed within the next month and it is expected that the street rehabilitation contract to repair the paving on Oriole Street, Ervin Lane, and Valley View Heights will begin in August. 

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. 


To view the current construction status of streets selected for the program, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads.


Thomasson Square Project - July 2019

Thomasson Square Project (Gus Thomasson Road from Moon Drive to Karla 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 reconstructed. The majority of the water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer system has been installed.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Pavement placement will continue as utilities are completed based on weather conditions. Utility and drainage work is almost complete. Electrical conduit installation and traffic signal work will begin this month.


Estimated completion date: Fall 2019

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


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 entire roadway is open for north and southbound traffic. All utility work is complete and drainage improvements are nearing completion.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Traffic signals will be installed. Preparation for the installation of sod has started for the areas behind the curb. Cleanup will be completed in August. 


Estimated completion date: Summer 2019

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


Skyline_July 2019

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 road 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 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: Staff is preparing to have a pre-construction meeting this month with construction to start by the beginning of August.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: The construction will begin in early August. In the interim, some lanes are being repaired to address potholes and poor road conditions.


Estimated completion date: December 2020

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


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:  North Mesquite Drive is closed to all traffic due to the bridge reconstruction that is underway. The bridge piers are completed. Utility construction is almost completed and earthwork will finish this month. 


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Bridge deck will be placed in July. Ongoing grading and utility construction will continue. 


Estimated completion date: December 2019

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


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, with 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 sound walls on the west side of I-635 are being installed. Temporary alley closures are being coordinated with the City. Texas Department of Transportation is currently working with cities to relocate utilities that are affected. 


What's next: TxDOT plans to break ground and start construction in early 2020. 


Estimated completion date: 2024


Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvement - July 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: Concrete pavement is complete from Clay Mathis Road to Lawson Road. Contractor is working on the installation of permanent fencing, fine grading and seeding of the embankments.


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: The contractor will stripe the road and install street signs on the remaining portion of Scyene Road and will be completely open to all traffic by end of July.


Estimated completion date: Summer 2019

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


Front Street Station - July 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 Ave. 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: The City Council approved a construction contract for the improvements on July 15. 

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Construction is scheduled to begin in August. 

Estimated completion date: December 2020

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


Emporium Circle: July 2019

Concrete Rehabilitation: Emporium Circle and Childress Avenue 


The Plan: This project consists of removing and replacing the concrete street panels on Emporium Circle and Childress Ave. This phase will replace the areas of the street in greatest need of repairs. 


What's happening now: Bids have been received and reviewed. Staff will present the construction contract they recommend to the City Council for consideration during the August 5 Regular Meeting. 


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: The City Council will review the recommended bid on August 5 and consider it for approval. 


Estimated completion date: November 2019

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this project.


US 80 Improvements_June 2019

TXDOT - U.S. 80 Improvements Project (I-30 to FM 460)


The Plan: The U.S. 80  proposed improvements consist of the reconstruction and widening of U.S. 80 from I-30 in Dallas County to FM 460 in Kaufman County, within the cities of Dallas, Mesquite, Forney, and the Town of Sunnyvale. The proposed plan will reconstruct the I-635 interchange and widen main lanes and frontage roads. Frontage roads will be completed between Lawson Road and FM 460 over the East Fork of Trinity River. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will perform the work in phases. The first phase will be primarily within the City of Mesquite. 


What's happening now: The public hearing was held at the Mesquite Convention
Center/Hampton Inn on Tuesday, June 25. Displays were available for public viewing and input. 


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will analyze hearing input and approve project environmental study this summer.  


Project Schedule: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) anticipates bidding the first phase of construction in Mesquite in June 2021. 

Watch the June 17 presentation by TxDOT Dallas District. Visit http://bit.ly/US80Improvements for updates on the Public Hearing.

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