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Mesquite, TX – February 8, 2022 – The Mesquite City Council authorized the preliminary and final design contract of Faithon P. Lucas, Sr., Boulevard last night. The roadway will be realigned and reconstructed from the existing two-lane section to a four-lane divided section from McKenzie Road to East Cartwright Road. The estimated total cost of the project is $16.6 million.
The design will also include a hike and bike trail along the north side of the roadway that connects to the City’s master trail system and a roundabout connecting to the future Solterra master-planned residential development.
“The roundabout along with the alignment shifts provide design features that help control speeding on major thoroughfares,” said Director of Public Works Curt Cassidy. “Additionally, four-lane divided roadways by design increase safety while adding capacity.”
Dallas County will partner with the City of Mesquite on the project by reimbursing the City 50% of the cost of paving and drainage improvements. The estimated total reimbursement is estimated to be $6.4 million. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2022.