Road Report
September 2017

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

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: Paving has begun of the left turn lane on Gus Thomasson Road that provides access to Walgreens, 4435 Gus Thomasson Road.

What's next: Paving of the left turn lane will continue and the 7' x 3' box culvert will be encased with concrete.

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.


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: Curb inlets and storm manholes are being installed along Motley Drive. Excavation of the existing street and sidewalk pavement has been completed.

What's next: The contractor will begin preparation for paving the southbound lanes, beginning at Town East Boulevard and progressing towards Gus Thomasson Road. Watch the May 16 Mesquite Minute video to learn 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 continues to install the new water main and sewer line. Box culverts and junction boxes are also being linked together.

What's next: The utility contractor will continue installing the new water main, sewer line and reinforced concrete pipe. Watch the July 5 Mesquite Minute video to learn 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 list of residential streets have been completed with 26 streets reconstructed. In addition, the following streets from the second list of roads selected for repairs have also been completed: Canary Circle, Starling Drive, Bluebird Lane, Whipporwill Drive, Cardinal Court, Sesame Place, Harlan Drive 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. Watch the September 21 Mesquite Minute video to learn more about the Real. Texas. Roads. program.

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.


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: The contractor continues to grade and install the base for the U.S. 80 frontage road. Culverts are being installed along I-635 and U.S. 80. The paving of the I-635 Gross Road exit ramp has begun.

What's next: The contractor will continue grading and installing the base for the U.S. 80 frontage road. Paving of the I-635 frontage road will also continue. Watch the June 7 Mesquite Minute video to learn more and view onsite construction.

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


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