Construction is complete on safety improvements to Lawson Road, part of a larger plan to improve the roadway in the City of Mesquite’s southern sector.
The City was awarded a Highway Safety Improvement Program grant of $400,000 for improvements, adding three feet of shoulder and a safety guardrail on both sides of Lawson Road between East Cartwright Road and Milam Road. The total cost for the project, which began in December 2022, was $959,480.
The recently completed project is part of the City’s planned improvements for Lawson Road. The City performed a preliminary route study to determine options to widen Lawson Road from two to four lanes from Interstate 20 to U.S. Highway 80. The study will guide selection and prioritization of construction projects in the future.