Road Report
June 2018

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

Thomasson Square Project - May 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 a bicycle path, a wider sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements. In addition, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements are being made. 

What's happening now: Paving is currently underway on Gus Thomasson Road. Construction of sidewalks, bicycle-path and on-street parking will continue. 

What's next: Southbound lanes will remain open for traffic. Construction of lime stabilized subgrade and concrete pavement has begun on the southbound sides of Oates Drive. 

Estimated completion date: Traffic access to the western section of Gus Thomasson Road should be completed by July 2018 and the eastern section of Gus Thomasson Road by March 2019. The project is scheduled to be completed summer of 2019.


Motley Drive - May 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 started the construction of driveways and alley approaches along the northbound side. 

What's next: The contractor will work on completing sidewalk, driveway and alley connections. Additional work includes removing the temporary pavement on the southbound lanes (placed during the construction of the northbound lanes) and constructing the intersections.  

Estimated completion date: Summer 2018


Town East - Skyline to Military June 2018

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


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: Drainage installation continues. Excavating for the roadway has begun, followed by subgrade lime stabilization operations and then paving. 

What's next: Continuation of roadway subgrade for lime stabilization. Staff and contractors are coordinating work with AT&T to resolve paving delays. Remaining utility connections will be completed as applicable.

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018


Town East Option A

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


The Plan: The four-lane section from U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive will be reconstructed and pushed to the west side of the existing right-of-way to provide the maximum buffer between the industrial traffic and the residential neighborhood. This will allow the design to include a 12-foot wide multi-use pedestrian trail and an eight-foot screening wall to buffer residential properties. 

What's happening now: Currently, staff is working with the consultant to finish the design plans. Plans are expected to be completed this fall with construction set to begin in early 2019.
 
What's next: Completion of the design with bidding of the project in the fourth quarter of 2018 are the next steps in the project. Construction should begin the first quarter of 2019.

Estimated completion date: Summer 2020


Northwest June 2018

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


The Plan: Rehabilitation of approximately 58,000 square yards of major thoroughfares with spot concrete repairs, removal of the old asphalt surface by milling and 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 Road/Kearney Street from Galloway Avenue to I-635. The plan includes reconstruction of curb ramps to enhance sidewalk accessibility.
 
What's happening now: The contractor will finish pouring ADA ramps on the eastbound side of Bruton Road. Wedge milling work and asphalt resurfacing will begin on Bruton Road starting the second week of June.  

What's next: Pavement repair of Bruton and Gross Road to I-635 will be completed by July. 


Estimated completion date: Summer 2018


Us 80 Service Rd - June 2018

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: All road pavement is in place. The Galloway exit sign on eastbound U.S. 80 has been changed and all signage will be corrected to reflect the new configuration. Construction of sidewalks and directional islands are underway. 

What's next: Finishing the northbound I-635 on ramp from Gross Road will continue. 

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018


RTR - June 2018

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.

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.

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 Bonita Vista Circle, Bamboo Street, Moon Drive, Hula Drive, Sidney Drive, Red Mill Lane, Upland Land, Green Leaf Lane, Pebble Creek Lane, and Royal Crest 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 of Construction Methods. 

Estimated completion date: The original 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.


Military Parkway Trail (I-635 to Sam Houston Rd.) TAP Funded

Military Parkway Trail (I-635 to Sam Houston Road)  


The Plan: This project includes the construction of a 12-foot wide shared-use path along the south side of Military Parkway from Sam Houston Road to the Rodeo Center Boulevard. The project is 80 percent grant funded through the Transportation Alternative Program. 


What's happening now: Work to finish the trail is on schedule. Construction started on the installation of a large retaining wall with railing. As the project progresses, ramps will be installed between Peachtree Road and I-635. 

What's next: Over the next month, work will continue between the area of SH-352 and Military Parkway. Construction during this time may disrupt traffic patterns during the next 30 days. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvement - June 2018

Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvements 


The Plan: Reconstruction of Scyene Road from Clay-Mathis Road to Lawson Road to support industrial development near the Mesquite Metro Airport. Water, sewer and drainage improvements will also be constructed to make industrial sites ready for development. 


What's happening now: Water line installation is completed for Phase 1 of the project and excavation of the Berry Road culverts is complete as well. The milling and paving portion from Clay Mathis Road to the Ashley Furniture site entrance is currently underway. 

What's next: Installation of the proposed drainage ditch along Scyene Road is scheduled to begin soon. The Berry culvert at the intersection of Berry Road and Edwards Church Road is scheduled to be completed by mid-June. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018


Sound wall - June 2018

I-635 Sound Wall Project


The Plan: The Texas Department of Transportation is working to construct new sound walls along I-635 north of I-30

What's happening now: TxDOT recently selected a contractor to work on the project. The first phase of constructing the sound wall will begin in the City of Garland. 

What's next: Contractors will continue finishing all preparation work. 

Estimated completion date: Spring 2019


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