Road Report
August 21, 2019

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


GT August 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: Current construction work includes underground water, sanitary sewer and drainage improvements. The contractor is paving the southbound lanes.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Water, sewer and drainage improvements will continue to be installed from U.S. 80 to Towne Centre Drive, as well as from North Mesquite Drive to Town East Boulevard. Once these improvements are completed and the paving is finished, traffic will be shifted onto the southbound lanes so that work can begin on the northbound lanes.


Estimated completion date: January 2021

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


RTR: June 2019

Real. Texas. Roads.


Watch the most recent Road Warrior Video .

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: Localized concrete spot repairs are in progress on Northridge Drive, Alta Vista Street and Larchmont Drive. Surface reconstruction is complete on Rockne Lane, Morgan Drive, Statler Drive and Sidney Drive. 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: Surface reconstruction has begun on  Cascade Street, Crest Park Drive, Royal Crest Drive and Summit Street. Concrete spot repairs will continue on Northridge Drive, Larchmont Drive and Alta Vista Street. Rockne Lane, Morgan Drive, Statler Drive and Sidney Drive are in the final phase of the project.  Water and sewer improvements in the Valley View Heights area should be completed within the next month. Paving work has started on Powell Road, Oriole Street and in Valley View Heights area.

Estimated completion date: The completion of all streets in the Real. Texas. Roads. program are expected to be completed in the fall of 2025. 


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


Thomasson Square Project - August 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: Gus Thomasson Road is open in both the northbound and southbound directions. There may be temporary lane closures while the contractor finishes landscaping and sidewalks. Water and sewer service improvements are complete except at the intersection of Whitson Way. Electric, natural gas and telecommunication lines are being re-installed.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Electrical installation and traffic signal work will be completed this month. The remaining drainage improvements and installation of electric, natural gas and telecommunication lines at Whitson Way will be completed 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 water and sewer service and thick concrete pavement sections to support the large volume of heavy truck traffic.

What's happening now: The entire roadway is open for northbound and southbound traffic. All water and sewer service improvements as well as drainage work have been  completed. The traffic signal at Military Parkway and Town East is installed. Landscape improvements are nearing completion.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Remaining concrete sidewalk and driveways will be completed.

Estimated completion date: Summer 2019

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


Skyline_August 2019

Town East Boulevard Phase 2 (U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Project


The Plan: This $12.9 million project is a partnership between Dallas County and the City of Mesquite to reconstruct Town East Boulevard from U.S. Highway 80 to Skyline Drive. 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 pavement section for Town East Boulevard will be substantially thicker to support the large volume of heavy truck traffic. This project will also include improvements to underground water and sewer service 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. The trail will connect the community to the Westover Greenbelt and the existing trail system at Military Parkway and Town East Boulevard, which is part of the Mesquite Heritage Trail.

What's happening now: A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 30 with Dallas County. Electric, natural gas and telecommunications companies are actively relocating their lines in preparation for the road construction.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Electric, natural gas and telecommunications companies will continue to relocate their lines in preparation for the road construction.

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 open to all traffic from Gus Thomasson Road to Town Centre Drive. MISD may require temporary lane restrictions while they install a driveway and sidewalk in the area.


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Work to improve channel hydraulics 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 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 electric, natural gas and telecommunication lines that will be affected by the construction. The interstate construction is anticipated to begin mid-2020. 


Estimated completion date: 2024


Front Street Station - August 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: A groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 8. The contractor has prepared a construction plan.

Work anticipated in the next 30 days: The contractor will begin work on water and sewer improvements.

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 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: The project was rebid and the City Council awarded the contract on August 5, 2019. 


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: Construction is expected to start this month.

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 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: TxDOT is reviewing the citizen input provided at the public hearing on June 25.


Work anticipated in the next 30 days: TxDOT will approve a project environmental study this summer.  


Estimated completion date: June 2024

Watch the June 17 presentation by TxDOT Dallas District. Visit the TxDOT webpage for more information.

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