Road Report
July 2017
Gus Thomasson

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


The Plan: It includes the 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 bicycle lanes, a wider sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements. In addition, there will be drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements made.

What's happening now: Crews are pressure testing 2,000 feet of the new water main installed. Installation of the new storm drain on Oates Drive continues. Traffic on Oates  Drive at Gus Thomasson Road has been reduced to one lane in each direction. All traffic on Gus Thomasson Road from Santiago Drive to one block past Whitson Way has been rerouted to the northbound lanes. Temporary median openings and driveways have been installed to allow access to affected businesses.

What's next: Utility and drainage installation will continue. Preparation of the southbound roadway will begin soon with the pavement process scheduled to start in August.

Estimated completion date: To be determined. City staff is working with the contractor and consultants to determine cost and schedule changes due to the redesign which removed two roundabouts from the project at Karla Drive and Moon Drive/Whitson Way.


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. Highway 80 (U.S. 80) North Galloway Avenue exit ramp and construct a new northbound frontage road along Interstate 635 (I-635) from Gross Road to U.S. 80. It will reconstruct more than 1.6 miles of frontage road and improve access to the I-635/U.S. 80 interchange.


What's happening now: During the next few weeks, the contractor will continue grading to pave portions of the U.S. 80 frontage road. Work also continues on the U.S. 80 frontage road and Galloway Avenue intersection.The I-635 new frontage road is being prepared for concrete finishing.

What's next: The I-635 frontage road will be topped with concrete and the bridge over the drainage channel will be completed. Watch the June 7 Mesquite Minute video to find out more and view onsite construction.

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Motley

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


The Plan: It includes the 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 majority of the new storm sewer and water lines have been installed and crews are currently testing the systems. All traffic on Motley Drive between Town East and Gus Thomasson Road has been rerouted to the northbound lanes. This traffic control design will be in place for several months until the southbound lanes are completely reconstructed.

What's next: The contractor will begin work on the pavement improvements of the southbound lanes, beginning at Town East Boulevard and progressing towards Gus Thomasson Road. Watch the May 16 Mesquite Minute video to find out more and view onsite construction.

Estimated completion date: Spring 2018


Town East Reconstruction

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


The Plan: It includes the 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.


What's happening now: The utility contractor is installing the new water main and reinforced concrete box culverts. Temporary traffic signals and lane striping have been installed to reroute all traffic to the southbound lanes. Temporary median openings and driveways have been installed to allow access to affected businesses.

What's next: The utility contractor will complete installation of the new water main. Watch the July 5 Mesquite Minute video to find out more and view onsite construction.

Estimated completion date: Fall 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 set of residential streets have been completed with 26 streets reconstructed. In addition, the following streets selected for the second year of the program are nearing completion with only miscellaneous repairs and clean up remaining: Canary Circle, Starling Drive, Bluebird Lane, Whipporwill Drive, Cardinal Court, Sesame Place and Byrd Drive.

What's next: Construction will continue on the second list of streets. 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, 4) miscellaneous repairs and cleanup. To view the current construction status of streets selected for the program, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads.

Estimated completion date: The Real. Texas. Roads. program includes the repair of more than 100 miles of residential streets over a ten-year period. The program is expected to be completed Fall 2026. Current construction on the second list of streets is scheduled to be completed Spring 2018.


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More Information


More information on current and future transportation projects is available online through the City of Mesquite website at www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects. The webpage provides an interactive map in addition to project descriptions.

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