On July 20, 2017, the City Council passed Ordinance 2017-07-00860. The ordinance provides $9,000,000 in funding for roadway and waterworks projects.
PROJECTS in CONSTRUCTION
W. LUCAS ROAD WIDENING -- In Construction (Updated September 28, 2017)
The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a permit for our contractor to work in the TxDOT Angel Parkway right-of-way. The contractor will be adding a westbound to northbound free right turn from W. Lucas Road to Angel Parkway as part of the overlay and repair work in front of Walmart.
Two-way traffic operation is anticipated for this area except for a few stretches where the main eastbound travel lane is in need of base repair. The construction area is shift to the northern edge of the westbound side, and traffic will be shifted to the south to make room for work to be done on the norther part of the roadway. The design consultant is working on a change order to extend the project from the east side of Walmart to Angel Parkway. All of the work should be completed by Thanksgiving. The plan can now be downloaded from the city website.
The project is 4,150 linear feet with two 11-foot main lanes, a 13-foot continuous left turn lane, and two 2-foot shoulders. Download plan here.
PARKER ROAD 12-INCH WATERLINE PHASE 1-SECTION 1 -- In Construction (Updated September 28, 2017)
The contractor has placed all but 800 feet the waterline in the 15-foot easement between Parker Road and Shiloh Drive and proceeding south along the west side of Toole. Staff is still negotiating with a property owner on Toole Drive about creating an easement outside of the TxDOT Parker Road right-of-way.
BW2 Engineers has issued a notice to proceed to the BSK USA, LLC on behalf of the city. Given that staff was not able to get an easement to connect Toole Drive to Enchanted Way, a permit has been submitted to TxDOT to install the new waterline in the TxDOT right-of-way. TxDOT is still reviewing the permit request. The contractor has started boring under Toole Drive.
The new waterline will improve the water pressure, volume, and quality in your area. Another benefit of the new waterline includes enhanced fire protection, as new fire hydrants will be placed on Toole Drive and Parker Road. BSK USA, LLC is assisting the City with the construction of the waterline. Construction will begin after the week of August 28, 2017. The schedule has not been set yet, but the project should take four to five months to complete. Bid Set Plans
WHITE ROCK TRAIL PAVEMENT REPAIR -- In Construction (Updated September 28, , 2017)
The north side (westbound lane) must sit for 28 days to cure. Barricades have been set up closing the street to all traffic between #4 and #8 White Rock Trail.
White Rock Trail was one of the first concrete street in Lucas. The pavement is thin and was not constructed property nor was it designed to handle the current traffic volume using it today. The pavement deteriorated significantly while used as a detour for the Blondy Jhune Bridge project. During the August 3, 2017, City Council meeting, $243,455 in repairs was approved for this project. The City Manager was authorized to enter into a contract with GT Construction, Inc. for pavement repair to White Rock Trail utilizing an inter-local agreement with the City of Wylie, Texas. . The specific location(s) of the work is being reviewed by the city staff and the contractor.
SNIDER LANE EIGHT-INCH WATERLINE -- In Construction (Updated September 28, 2017)
Staff has been meeting with various homeowners along Snider Lane to explain and make minor adjusts to the waterline alignment to maintain the character and integrity of each property. The Shady Lane is due to finish the week of October 2, and approximately 2,000 feet of the Snider Lane waterline is complete. The contractor is ahead of schedule.
Residence along Snider Lane has been receiving water via a three- or four-inch waterlines in easements established in 1969 and within the 50-foot prescriptive right-of-way from Shady Lane to Sterling Brown Lane.
In April of 2006, a Development Agreement between the City of Lucas and LakeView Development, LLC (LVD), was established requiring the installation of a 6,500-foot long, eight-inch waterline from the east side of the White Rock Creek to the west side of Sterling Brown Lane. The agreement stated that the waterline would be placed on the south side of Snider Lane in the prescriptive right-of-way and if any new easements were needed, LVD would be responsible for the acquisition.
In 2016, LVD started acquiring easements along Snider Lane. In the December 2016, city staff uncovered the forgotten 1969 waterline easements filed with Collin County and allowed the LVD to use the City easements, but no alignment has be finalized. In 2017, the services of the Ion Design Group, LLC were retained by LVD for the design of the eight-inch waterline. Staff, Ion Design, and LVD are reviewing what options provides the most benefits for the residence along Snider Lane and the Lucas Waterworks. Construction should start in September, 2017.
PROJECTS in DESIGN
WINNINGKOFF REVERSE CURVE -- In Design (Updated August 31, 2017)
The project has been advertised and the pre-bid meeting was held by at City Hall on August 29, 2017.
Staff is working with neighboring property owners to obtain roadway easements. Staff has been meeting with homeowners to discuss the project and roadway easements. If all goes as planned, the construction should start October and last for six to seven months. Impacts to traffic flow should last three to four months.
A proposed timeline for the Winningkoff Road Reverse Curve Project is as follows:
August 17 and 24, 2017 – Advertise Bid (Done)
August 29, 2017 – Pre-Bid Meeting (Done)
September 13, 2017 – Receive Bids
October 2017 – City Council Award
October 2017 – Notice to Proceed
October 2017 through April 2018 – Construction
August 9, 2016, Town Hall Meeting Exhibits
STINSON ROAD/W. LUCAS ROAD INTERSECTION (Updated September 28, 2017)
Design is under way for this $453,000 project. The letting schedule as not been determined yet.
Letting Early 2018
PARKER ROAD WATERLINE PHASE 2 -- In Design (Updated August 31, 2017)
TxDOT is requesting that the city expose/pothole the existing Parker Road waterline(s) for TxDOT inspection. KCI Technologies has been retained to pothole the waterline(s) in eight locations starting in September. This waterline project is needed to improve infrastructure and to accommodate the TxDOT Parker Road widening, which is causing City of Lucas to abandon an existing six-inch waterline along Parker Road.
This project is from Lewis Lane to east of Santa Fe Trail. BW2 Engineers were engaged in January 2017 in the amount of $33,500 and have started design work. The estimated cost (Construction & Contingency) was originally $348,000, but the scope of the project has been reduced. New cost figures are not available at this time . The alignment has been set yet for the waterlines.
A) Bore or trench a 4- or 6-inch waterline from Lewis Ln to the start of Parker Road Waterline Phase 3T in the TxDOT right-of-way. The boring is meant avoid any trees. Open cut can be used in any areas that are tree-free.
B) Bore or trench a 2- or 4-inch waterline north between 6 and 8 Indian Trail then west between 8 Cimarron Trail and 9 Chisholm Trail in existing easements to the existing waterline on the west side of Cimarron Trail.
C) Replace the Indian Trail 2-inch waterline with a 6-inch waterline and add fire hydrants in existing right-of-way.
Letting Late 2017
PARKER ROAD WATERLINE PHASE 3T -- In Design (Updated August 31, 2017)
To maintain water service to the homes along Parker Road east of the Kirkland Estates West neighborhood and west of Stinson Road, staff will be requesting a 10-wide easement along the southern edge of each property (the first 10 feet north of the new TxDOT right-of-way line) to place a new waterline to serve their homes.
This waterline project is needed to improve infrastructure and to accommodate the TxDOT Parker Road widening, which is causing City of Lucas to abandon an existing six-inch waterline along Parker Road.
This project extends from Santa Fe Trail where Phase 2 ends to Stinson Road. Staff will be notifying the property owners along Parker Road from Santa Fe Trail to Stinson Road regarding the need for narrow easements along their southern property line just north of the TxDOT right-of-way. These easements are necessary to maintain water service to these properties.
Letting Late 2017
NORTH PUMP STATION WATER TOWER AND PUMP HOUSE -- In Design (Updated July 21, 2017)
By adding a 500,000-gallon elevated storage tank at the North Pump Station (915 Country Club Road, a few blocks north of city hall), the lower pressure plane will be elimination. This will increase the manageability of the water system and increase water storage capacity. The in-line pressure regulating values will be necessary to maintain 60 to 80 pounds of pressure throughout the city waterworks. The estimated cost (Design, Construction & Contingency) is $2,190,844. This project will also include a new five-pump station and a secondary fill waterline from Wiltshire Court. The primary fill waterline is a 42-inch NTMWD waterline on the east side of Country Club Road. The secondary fill waterline will allow the new water tower to be filled by using pressure from the McGarity water tower. The primary fill waterline for the McGarity water tower is an 84-inch NTMWD waterline on the east side of Angel Parkway. BW2 Engineers was retained for this design work.
Letting Late 2018
BLONDY JHUNE ROAD - Middle and Eastern Sections -- In Design (Updated September 28, 2017)
Lakes Engineering has been engaged to complete the design of this project. The design schedule can be downloaded here. This project extends from the west bridge to Winningkoff Road and is estimated to cost $2,700,000. The purpose of the project is to reconstruct the roadway. The roadway will remain two lanes wide. Staff will be bringing various elements before the City Council to discuss: 1) how to preserve the tree canopy, 2) how to lessen maintenance requirements, 3) how to improve safety, etc.
PROJECTS in PLANNING
COUNTRY CLUB ROAD/ESTATES PARKWAY INTERSECTION (Updated July 21, 2017)
The goal of this project is to add a northbound to westbound left turn land as well as an eastbound to southbound free right turn lane. The estimated cost is $350,000.
WINNINGKOFF ROAD - Middle Section (Updated July 21, 2017)
This project extends from the Reverse Curve Project to Snider Lane. the estimated cost is $1,400,000. The purpose of the project is to reconstruct the roadway. The roadway will remain two lanes wide. Staff will be bringing various elements before the City Council to discuss: 1) how to preserve the tree canopy, 2) how to lessen maintenance requirements, 3) how to improve safety, etc.
STINSON ROAD - Southern Section (Updated July 21, 2017)
The estimated cost is $2,267,000 for the section of Stinson Road from Parker Road to Bristol Park.