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. Repairs are in progress on Lee Street, Mark Drive, Morgan Circle, Northridge Drive, Northview Drive, Redmill Lane, Rockne Lane, Royal Crest Drive, Shorewood Drive, Sidney Drive, Statler Drive, Summitt Street and Willowbrook Drive.
What's next: Crews are finishing construction and pavement of the second year (2017) list of streets in Section A. Construction on hold for the third-year of streets until completion and approval of the Engineering Review mentioned below.
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 program's 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 June 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 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 eight 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.