Road Report
April 2018 - Update

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

Thomasson Square Project - March 2018

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


The Plan: 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: Concrete is being placed at the Oates Drive and Gus Thomasson Road intersection. Drainage installation is ongoing. 

What's next: Crews will continue to lime stabilize and pave sections of Gus Thomasson Road while installing drainage system. 

Estimated completion date: On January 16, the City Council approved the costs to change design plans to eliminate two roundabouts and revise the associated paving and drainage. The City will pursue an aggressive plan that will provide traffic access to the western section of Gus Thomasson by July 2018 and the eastern section of Gus Thomasson by March 2019. The project is scheduled to be fully complete summer of 2019.


Motley Drive - March 2018

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


The Plan: 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 contractor has placed main lines under all southbound lanes and has begun the installation of storm sewer and waterline extensions across the northbound lanes. Contractors are concurrently repairing sidewalk connection from Motley to Rustown Drive. 

What's next: Completion of utility extensions, followed by paving of northbound traffic lanes and sidewalk construction. 

Estimated completion date: Summer 2018


Town East Reconstruction

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


The Plan: 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. The newly paved roadway will have a heavy-duty thick concrete pavement section to withstand the large volume of heavy truck traffic. 


What's happening now: The utility contractor has installed the sewer line. Excavating for the roadway has begun, to be followed by subgrade lime stabilization operations and then paving. 

What's next: Continuation of roadway subgrade for lime stabilization and positioning of 18-inch waterline. 

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018


bruton road

Bruton Road, Northwest Drive and Kearney Road Mill and Asphalt Overlay Project


The Plan: Rehabilitation of approximately 58,000 square yards of major thoroughfares by spot concrete repairs, removal of the old asphalt surface by milling and then applying a new 1-1/2 inch hot-mix asphaltic overlay on the following three roadways: 1) Northwest Drive from I-30 to Oates Drive; 2) Bruton Road from I-635 to Rodeo Center; and 3) Gross/Kearney from Galloway to I-635. The plan includes reconstruction of curb ramps to enhance sidewalk accessibility.
 
What's happening now: Milling and concrete work are ongoing on road segments two and three. An asphalt overlay has been completed on Northwest Drive. Installation of ADA ramps on the eastbound side of Gross/Kearney is underway. Concrete repairs prior to an overlay will begin on westbound lanes of Gross/Kearney.

What's next: The completion of spot concrete repairs on road segments two and three as well as striping and cleanup operations on Northwest Drive.


Estimated completion date: Summer 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. 80 North Galloway Avenue exit ramp and construct a new northbound frontage road along I-635 from Gross Road to U.S. 80. More than 1.6 miles of frontage road will be reconstructed and access to the I-635/U.S. 80 interchange will be improved.


What's happening now: The contractor is finishing paving the outside lane of the eastbound U.S. 80 frontage road ramp. The northbound frontage road along I-635 is 90 percent complete. 

What's next: Preparation and grading work will begin on additional lanes of the U.S. 80 frontage road ramp and the connection of the I-635 frontage road to Gross Road will be completed.

Estimated completion date: Winter 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 year's list of residential streets have been completed with 26 streets reconstructed. In addition, repairs to Rosemont Street, Belmont Street, Highland Street, Valley View Street, Crestridge Street and Andrew Street have been completed.

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

In addition, the City Council has authorized an engineering review of the programs specifications, design sections and construction methods by state and nationally recognized technical experts in concrete pavement construction. This technical review report will be presented to City Council once completed (estimated late May 2018). Any adjustments suggested by the report will be evaluated for incorporation in the project specifications and construction methods before starting the streets listed for the third-year of the 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. However, the City Council has decided to accelerate the program to complete it within 8 years. The program is expected to be completed fall 2024. Current construction on the second-year list of streets is scheduled to be completed spring 2018. Construction on the third-year list of streets will begin summer 2018.


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Town East Blvd. Phase 2 (U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive) and Skyline Drive (Town East Blvd. to Peachtree Road) Reconstruction Projects


What's happening now: A public hearing was held on February 27. A citizen survey was provided to gather input at the meeting and online. Staff is compiling written and electronic survey responses. The results of the public survey will be presented to the City Council during the April 16 pre-meeting. The presentation will include total response rates, a detailed map pinpointing respondent locations, as well as public preferences for the lane options for the Town East and Skyline projects.  

What's next: After the presentation to Council on April 16, survey results will be posted to the City's website the next day on April 17. To ensure all residents have the opportunity to present feedback, Council will hold a public meeting on May 7. 

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