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Roadway, Water, and Construction Projects

Stinson Road Bridge Town Hall -- The City will be hosting a town hall meeting soon to discuss the alternatives for the Stinson Road Bridge over Muddy Creek currently under design. Be on the lookout for the announcement detailing the time and date of the town hall meeting.

Winningkoff Reverse Curve – Each roadway project contains a two-year warranty period. Several areas of the new pavement have been cracking. The contractor and city staff met on Friday, August 21 to address any deficiencies in the workmanship, materials, and/or design. They plan to start work by the end of September. The replacement of crack pavement must also be done in conjunction with the lane closures within the Winningkoff Phase 2 project.

West Lucas Road – The City Engineer met with asphalt contractor to discuss the limits of the temporary repairs to the road similar to what was done last July and August just before the start of school. The two main lanes (not the middle turn lane) will be repaired by milling off three inches of existing damaged asphalt and replacing it with a new overlay from west of Willow Springs School to east of Walmart. The contractor is planning to start next week. The project should last about 7 to 14 days.

North Pump Station – The contractor is ready to start the boring of the 20-inch steel casing under Country Club Road next week. Details are being discussed with NTMWD regarding the crossing of their two easements. The four of the five new pumps were delivered to the job site. Unfortunately, all four pumps were damaged and rejected by the City inspector. The new pumps should be delivered within five weeks. The delay to the schedule has not been determined by the contractor. The current schedule shows the pumps going online during the first week of December 2020.

TxDOT Safety Enhancements along FM 1378 – TxDOT has substantially completed the safety enhancements along Country Club Road, West Lucas Road, and Southview Drive. The three main objectives of the project were 1) add narrow shoulders to FM 1378, 2) improve drainage, and 3) resurface the main lanes with high-friction asphalt. They are in their last phase of signing and striping. Be on the lookout for the new turn lanes at the Country Club Road/Estates Parkway intersection.

TxDOT Parker Road (FM 2514) – The “western” section from Hogge Drive to Southview Drive now has two-way traffic on all new pavement. The new eastbound lanes should be opened within the next six weeks. The project has revised its completion date from mid-2021 to late-2020.

Brockdale Park Road – In conjunction with the developer of Brockdale Estates, the City is developing plans for the reconstruction of the road from East Lucas Road to Cayden Trail. Details still need to be worked out among Collin County, Seis Lagos Utility District, and Lucas. The construction is anticipated to start in spring 2021.

Stinson Road – Staff is discussing the final grading with one of our on-call grading contractors. The ditches in front of 1325 and 1415 Stinson Road need to be reworked. The section between Bristol Park Road and Bentwater Drive is scheduled for rehabilitation this fall pending City Council approval. The result will be similar to the work done on Stinson Road from Bentwater Drive to West Lucas Road a few years ago.

City Hall and Fire Station Driveways – One-way and Do Not Enter signs were added to the City Hall driveways to improve safety and traffic flow at City Hall. The Fire Station Do Not Enter signs were installed to prevent motorist from parking in front of the bay doors, which happens on a daily basis.

Bait Shop Intersection – TxDOT released a new schematic for the intersection in June. It can be viewed along with other construction information on the City’s website at https://www.lucastexas.us/neighborhood-connector-street-projects/. Property owners are being contacted about purchasing rights-of-way and other impacts to their properties. If all goes well, TxDOT anticipate starting construction in mid-2022. The cost is still estimated to be $4 million.

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In July 2017 and August 2019, the City Council passed ordinances providing $18,000,000 in funding for roadway and waterworks projects.

ROADWAY PROJECTS

BLONDY JHUNE ROAD

Update – April 2, 2019
Status – Construction
Designer – Lakes Engineering, Inc.
2016 Budget – $2,700,000
Design Cost – $217,490
Construction Cost – $2,605,335
Construction Contingency – $130,267
Project Management Cost – $279,780
2019 Project Cost – $3,232,872*
From – 1300 feet west of the West Bridge**
To – Winningkoff Road
Schedule: Blondy Jhune  Road Contractor's Baseline Schedule
July 2018 – Design Complete
August 2018 revised to January 2019 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
Fall 2018 revised to March/April 2019 – Construction Started
Mid to late 2020 revised to April 29, 2020 – Construction Ended

Blondy Jhune Road Plan Part 1
Blondy Jhune Road Plan Part 2
Blondy Jhune Road Plan Revision #1 through #5
Blondy Jhune Road Plan Revision #6 through #8

* A Project Management contract was added to the project to accelerate the schedule and improve inspection. A 5% Construction Contingency was added to the project to fund unforeseen construction challenges.
** The project limits were lengthened by 1,300 feet on the west end of the project.

STINSON ROAD

Update – May 10,  2019
Status – Construction
Designer – Lakes Engineering, Inc.
2016 Budget – $2,267,000
Design Cost – $272,910
Construction Cost – $2,554,724
Construction Contingency – $127,736
Project Management Cost – $209,835
2019 Project Cost – $3,165,205*
From – Parker Road
To – Bristol Park
Schedule:
June 2018 revised to January 2019 – Design Complete
July 2018 revised to January 2019 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
Fall 2018 revised to March/April 2019 – Construction Started
2021 revised to March 12, 2020 – Construction Ends

Stinson Road Construction/Engineering Plans Part 1
Stinson Road Construction/Engineering Plans Part 2
Stinson Road Plan Revision #1 thru #4
Stinson Road Plan Revision #5

*A Project Management contract was added to the project to accelerate the schedule and improve inspection. A 5% Construction Contingency was added to the project to fund unforeseen construction challenges.
**The City has not received an official schedule from McMahon yet.  So, some of the dates might change.  McMahon Contractors estimates the construction should take 210+/- calendar days.

WINNINGKOFF ROAD PHASE 2

Update – July 16, 2020
Status – Construction
Designer – Birkhoff, Hendricks & Carter
Contractor – McMahon Contracting
2016 Budget – $1,400,000
Design Cost – $215,850
Construction Cost – $1,615,176
Construction Contingency – $80,759*
Project Management Cost – $139,890
2019 Project Cost – $2,051,676**

From – Reverse Curve
To – Snider Lane
Schedule:
June 2018 – Design Complete
July 2018 revised to April 2019 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
Fall 2018 revised to June 29, 2020 – Construction Starts
Late 2023 revised to January 9, 2021 – Construction Ends and Liquidated Damages Begin***

Winningkoff Road Construction/Engineering Plans
Winningkoff Road Change Order #01

* Change Order #01 used $16,613.62 of the $80,759 in Construction Contingency.
** A Project Management contract was added to the project to accelerate the schedule and improve inspection.  A 5% Construction Contingency was added to the project to fund unforeseen construction challenges.
*** Change Order #01 added 14 days to the original 180-day project schedule.  The project is now a 194-day project. If the contractor is not substantially complete at the end of the 194 days, the contractor will be assessed $500 per day until substantial completion is achieved.

WATERWORKS PROJECTS

NORTH PUMP STATION PUMP HOUSE

Update – July 16, 2020
Status – Construction
Designer – BW2 Engineers
Contractor -- Lamarc, Inc.
Location – 915 Country Club Road

Design Cost – $215,850
Construction Cost – $1,457,037
Construction Contingency – $145,730*
Project Management Cost – $69,945
2019 Project Cost – $1,672,712**

Schedule:
October 22, 2019 – Construction Started
May/June 2020 revised to November 22, 2020 – Construction Ends***

* Change Orders #01 used $44,543.90 and #02 used $16,556.28 of the $145,730 in Construction Contingency.
** A Project Management contract was added to the project to accelerate the schedule and improve inspection.  A 10% Construction Contingency was added to the project to fund unforeseen construction challenges.
*** Change Order #01 added 37 days to the original 360-day project schedule.  The project is now a 397-day project. If the contractor is not substantially complete at the end of the 397 days, the contractor will be assessed $500 per day until substantial completion is achieved.

NORTH PUMP STATION WATER TOWER

Update – July 16, 2020
Status – Construction
Designer – BW2 Engineers
Location – 915 Country Club Road
2019 Budget -- $2,000,000
Design Cost – Are contained within the Pump Station design costs.

Water Tower Schedule:
December 2017 revised to November 2019 – Design
December 2017 revised to January 2020 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
February 2018 revised to March 2021 – Construction Starts
December 2018 revised to April 2022 – Construction Ends.

SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION (SCADA)

Update – July 16, 2020
Status – Design
Designer – BLOC Design-Build, LLC
Location – City Wide
2019 Budget – $100,000
Design and Construction Cost – $90,823
Schedule:
July 2019 revised to May 2020 – Design
– Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
June 22, 2020 – Construction Started
September 30, 2020– Construction Ends.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) PROJECTS

TxDOT - FM 1378 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Update – September 23, 2019
Status – Construction
Budget – $6,000,000
From – South of Forest Grove Road
To – Parker Road
Schedule
August 2019 – Construction Started
July 2020 – Construction Ends

FM 1378 is known as Country Club Road, W. Lucas Road, and Southview Drive in Lucas.  TxDOT has let a project that started in August 2019 with three main objectives: 1) add narrow shoulders to FM 1378, 2) improve drainage, and 3) resurface the main lanes with high-friction asphalt.  When TxDOT widened the White Rock Creek bridge just south of Forest Grove Road on FM 1378, these three objectives were accomplished north of the bridge.  This new project is six miles long from the White Rock Creek Bridge to Parker Road.  TxDOT selected Jagoe-Public Company, a J. Lee Milligan Company for this work.  Jagoe estimates that the construction will be substantially complete in July 2020.

TxDOT - COUNTRY CLUB ROAD/ESTATES PARKWAY INTERSECTION

Update – July 16, 2019
Status – Design
Designer – Birkhoff, Hendricks & Carter
Budget – $350,000
Schedule:
May 2018 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding (On hold pending a TxDOT decision on funding)
August 2019 – Construction Starts
July 2020 – Construction Ends

TxDOT - Bait Shop (FM 1378/FM 3286) INTERSECTION

Update – April 17, 2020
Status – Design
Budget – $3,000,000 to $4,000,000
Schedule (Per City Staff)
2018-2019 -- Environmental Work
2019-2020 -- Design Work
2020-2021 -- Construction Starts
2021-2022 -- Construction Ends
Some folks in Lucas refer to this intersection (Lucas Road/Southview Drive) as the intersection by the Bait Shop.  TxDOT continues to review the traffic volumes and intersection layout to determine which schematic to move forward within the environmental document. City staff estimates that construction is two to three years away in 2020 or 2021.

Draft Bait Shop Schematic Plans August 2020

TxDOT - FM 2514 (PARKER ROAD) WESTERN SECTION

Update – July 23, 2018
Status – Construction
Budget – $21,833,190.16
From – Murphy Road (FM 2551)
To – West of Southview Drive (FM 1378)
Schedule
September 6, 2018 -- Construction Starts
June 12, 2020 -- Construction Ends

In June 2018, TxDOT awarded the FM 2514 project from Murphy Road to Southview Drive to Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating, Inc. in the amount of $21,833,190.16 ($4,456,662 per mile).  The project is 4.9 miles long.  Sinacola’s bid was 7.03% less than the engineer’s estimate.  The cost of the right-of-way acquisition and utility adjustments to date is $2,213,395.  The project is estimated to take 430 working days, which equals 645 calendar days.  The start date is projected to be September 6, 2018.

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