Road Report
August 2018

For information as well as an interactive map on all current and future transportation projects, visit To watch the latest road construction videos in the video series Road Warrior, visit Road Warrior: Motley Drive and Road Warrior: Scyene Road.

Thomasson Square Project - August 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 constructed. 

What's happening now: Paving is currently underway on southbound Gus Thomasson Road and utility connections near Moon Drive are nearly completed. 

What's next:  Rerouting of traffic to new pavement on southbound lanes (western lanes) will occur in September. Construction of sidewalks, cycle track and on-street parking will continue. Service connections to new water mains and final connections to storm sewer will be completed in upcoming weeks. 

Estimated completion date: The project is scheduled to be completed summer of 2019.

Motley Drive - July 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 is completing the sidewalk along the northbound lane and installing the foundations in the median for the street light poles.  

What's next: The next phase of the project will focus on the installation of landscaping and lighting in the medians. In addition, LED light fixtures will be installed throughout the entire corridor. The contractor will also stripe the pavement and install permanent traffic signs. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018

Town East - Skyline to Military August 2018

Town East Boulevard Phase 1 (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 thick concrete pavement section to accommodate the large volume of heavy truck traffic. 

What's happening now: Drainage installation is in progress at Innovative Way. Roadway excavation is underway in preparation of lime stabilization operations. Paving of the west side of Town East Boulevard began on August 8.

What's next: Completion of the drainage installation is expected within the next few weeks. Staff and contractors are coordinating work with AT&T to resolve utility issues and clear additional areas for paving operations.

Estimated completion date: Spring 2019

Town East Option A

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

The Plan: The existing six-lane section road will be reconstructed as a four-lane section from Skyline Drive to Forney Road and the section from Forney Road to US 80  reconstructed as a six-lane section. The newly paved roadway will have a thick concrete pavement section to accomodate the large volume of heavy truck traffic. 

The four-lane section south of Forney Road will be shifted to the west side of the right-of-way to provide the maximum buffer distance between the industrial traffic and the residential neighborhood. This shift will also allow the design to inlcude a 12-foot wide multi-use pedestrian trail and an eight-foot screening wall adjacent to residential properties. 

What's happening now: Staff is working with the consultant to complete the design for the reconstruction plans. 
What's next: The final design will be completed at the end of 2018 and construction should begin the first quarter of 2019.

Estimated completion date: Summer 2020

Kearney/Gross  - August 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: Construction of the asphalt overlay on Northwest Drive, Bruton Road and Kearney Street is complete. The asphalt overlay on Gross Road is complete and temporary reflective pavement marking has been installed on the new asphalt surface. 

What's next: Stripping of the new asphalt overlay on Gross Road will be finished by late August.

Estimated completion date: Summer 2018

Us 80 Service Rd - August 2018

I-635 to U.S. 80 Service Road Extension and Ramp Reconfiguration

The Plan: This Texas Department of Transportation project will remove the US 80 N. Galloway Avenue exit ramp and construct a new northbound frontage road along I-635 from Gross Road to US 80 and from I-635 to N. Galloway Avenue. More than 1.6 miles of frontage road will be reconstructed with access to the I-635/US 80 interchange improved.

What's happening now: All frontage road pavement is complete. Paving of sidewalks and directional islands are being completed. The median of the Gross Road bridge over I-635 is being reconstructed. Permanent traffic signals are being installed at the intersections of Gross Road at I-635 and Galloway Avenue at US 80. Sod is being laid in areas for sidewalk completion. 

What's next: New traffic signals will be installed, sidewalk and median paving completed and site cleanup. 

Estimated completion date: Winter 2018

Bamboo RTR - July 2018

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The Plan: The repair and rehabilitation of approximately 100 miles of residential streets, 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

What's happening now: Miscellaneous repairs and cleanup are taking place on Bamboo Street. Hula Drive and Bonita Vista are complete (2017 streets). The 2018 list of approved streets receiving localized concrete repairs are Moon Drive, Sidney Drive, Statler Drive, Rockne Lane, Richman Drive, Morgan Drive, Morgan Circle, Sherwood Drive, Royal Crest Drive, Upland Lane, Pebble Creek Lane, Red Mill Lane, Green Leaf Lane, Evans Drive and Cascade Street. The pavement lifting process is taking place at various locations on Chapell Drive, Cascade Street and Embassy Drive.

What's next: Crews are completing the second year (2017) list of streets. 

Estimated completion date: The original program includes the repair and rehabilitation of approximately 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. Construction on the second-year list of streets is scheduled to be completed summer 2018. Construction on the third-year list of streets will begin late summer 2018.

Military Parkway Trail (I-635 to Sam Houston Rd.) - August 2018

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 Rodeo Center Boulevard. The project is 80 percent grant funded through the Transportation Alternative Program. 

What's happening now: The contractor is actively working to finish the trail between the section of Masters Drive and Sam Houston Road. Construction work continues between Idlewyld Drive and Rollingwood Drive, which includes a retaining wall. 

What's next: The contractor will work to tie in the ramps and missing sidewalk connections between Peachtree Road and Masters Drive, progressing with the section of the trail towards Sam Houston Road. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018

Scyene Road Paving and Utility Improvement - August 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. The newly paved roadway will have a thick concrete pavement section to withstand heavy truck traffic. 

What's happening now: Scyene paving is underway for the eastbound side from Clay Mathis Road to Airport Boulevard. 

What's next: Paving operations will continue for the south side of Scyene for the next 30 days. Utility relocations will take place on the south side of Scyene, from Ashley to Lawson Road, for several months. Berry Road is scheduled to be open for public access by the end of August 2018. 

Estimated completion date: Fall 2018

LBJ East - August 2018

I-635 (US 75/Central Expressway to

The Plan: The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing I-635 from US 75 to I-30. The reconstruction will provide five main lanes and two managed lanes in both directions, continual frontage roads starting at Town East Boulevard and full reconstruction of the I-30/I-635 interchange. The project will improve safety and mobility, enhance system continuity, and accommodate projected growth throughout the region. Increasing capacity will relieve congestion and reduce travel time as well as provide social and economic benefits locally, regionally and statewide. The Texas Transportation Commission approved design and construction of the full LBJ East project on July 26, 2018.

Phase 1 (sound wall construction) is underway, this includes the construction of six sound wall segments along I-635. Four of the new sound segments are in the City of Mesquite. 

For more information concerning I-635 LBJ East Project, please visit the Texas Department of Transportation webpage

What's happening now: The existing sound walls along I-635 in Mesquite have been removed. The sound walls on the west side of I-635 are being prepared to have the foundation installed. The full project has gone to bid for the design-build contract.  

What's next: A design-build contractor for the full project will be selected. 

Estimated completion date: 2024

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