Town East Boulevard Reconstruction

Mesquite, Texas

Point of Contact:

  • City of Mesquite (Owner)
  • Wes McClure, PE
  • (972) 216-6924
  • 1515 North Gallaway Avenue
    Mesquite, Texas 75149

Start date: 1/2017

Finish date: 5/2019

Contract type: Design

 

Total Design Fee: $1,348,437

Total Construction Cost: $8,920,000

Scope of work:

CRIADO served as the Prime Consultant, performing survey and engineering services for this joint project between the City of Mesquite and Dallas County Public Works. Project scope included reconstruction of more than one mile of Town East Boulevard between Skyline Drive and US Highway 80 to a six-lane, divided, reinforced concrete pavement section from US Highway 80 to Forney Road, and a four-lane, divided, reinforced concrete pavement section from Forney Road to Skyline Drive. The need for this project was precipitated by the deteriorated condition of existing pavement due to heavy truck traffic, as well as the sound nuisance of heavy truck traffic near this residential area.

CRIADO worked with City staff to develop and evaluate several potential roadway typical sections to best address public concerns and prepared exhibits and materials for presentation at a public meeting, achieving citizen support for the lane reduction approach. We also worked with City staff and the traffic engineering subconsultant to prepare a traffic impact analysis report to evaluate this proposed lane reduction.

Additional project scope included improvements of associated intersections, driveways and sidewalks; design of a new dedicated hike and bike trail facility; reconstruction of two traffic signals; and improvements to the associated drainage and water systems within the project limits.

The project also included a drainage analysis to adequately size the proposed reinforced box culvert improvements at the crossing of a tributary of the West Fork South Mesquite Creek and assess any downstream impacts to the outfall channel, with a history of erosion due to high exit velocities.

A key project challenge included design of an adequate pavement section to withstand the large volume of heavily loaded tractor-trailer trucks which utilize the project corridor to access the nearby Union Pacific Intermodal facility. CRIADO worked with the geotechnical subconsultant to develop the most cost-effective heavy-duty pavement section for this truck corridor.

All documents adhered to the City of Mesquite Design Standards, NCTCOG Construction Specifications and Details, AASHTO Design Criteria, TDLR Architectural Barriers Act/Texas Accessibility Standards, and TxDOT Design and Construction standards.

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