Roadway, Water, and Construction Projects

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.

Blondy Jhune Road and Stinson Road Traffic Meetings

City Engineer Stanton Foerster contacted the property owners along Blondy Jhune Road and Stinson Road to invite them to discuss the traffic control plans for these projects:  1) Blondy Jhune Road from Hendricks Farm to Winningkoff and 2) Stinson Road from Parker Road to Bristol Park.

The Blondy Jhune Road meeting took place on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Stinson Road meeting took place on  Monday, March 18 also from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Staff will be discussing the property owner access as it relates to the construction phasing.  Discussions specific to each property owner, such as driveway details and drainage, will take place on a one-on-one basis at a date and time to be determined later.

ROADWAY PROJECTS

BLONDY JHUNE ROAD

Update – February 22, 2019
Status – Pre-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 Baseline
July 2018 – Design CompleteAugust 2018 revised to January 2019 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
Fall 2018 revised to March/April 2019 – Construction Starts***
Mid to late 2020 revised to April 2020 – Construction Ends***

March 19, 2019 Traffic Meeting & Plan: Blondy Jhune Road Construction Traffic Plan

* 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.
***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 350+/- calendar days.

COUNTRY CLUB ROAD/ESTATES PARKWAY INTERSECTION

Update – February 22, 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)
June/July 2019 – Construction Starts
July 2020 – Construction Ends
Staff and the design consultant will be meeting with TxDOT to discuss the inclusion of this project into the TxDOT project scheduled for letting in 2019 to reduce the cost to the City of Lucas.

STINSON ROAD

Update – February 22, 2019
Status – Pre-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 Starts**
2021 revised to December 2019 – Construction Ends**

March 18, 2019 Traffic Meeting & Plan: Stinson Road Construction Traffic Plan

*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 

Update – February 22, 2019
Status – Pre-Construction
Designer – Birkhoff, Hendricks & Carter
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 2020 – Construction Starts**
Late 2023 revised to November 2020 – Construction Ends**

*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 180+/- calendar days.

WATERWORKS PROJECTS

PARKER ROAD 12-INCH WATERLINE PHASE 1-SECTION 1

Update – February 22, 2019
Status – Substantially Complete
Designer – BW2 Engineers
Contractor – TBD
Budget – $244,796
From – Stinson Road
To – Enchanted Way
Schedule:
Due to soil and weather conditions, the City of Lucas has not been able to complete the sod, seeding, and final grading of the impacted area.  Staff has solicited bids from numerous contractors, but to date, no contractors have agreed to perform the work.  The wet soil conditions have prevented both contractors from starting.  Staff will continue to work with contractors in hopes that the soil will be dry enough to complete the final grading.

NORTH PUMP STATION WATER TOWER AND PUMP HOUSE

Update – February 22, 2019
Status – Design
Designer – BW2 Engineers
Budget – $2,777,240
Location – 915 Country Club Road
Schedule:
December 2017 revised to March 2019 – Design
December 2017 revised to March 2019 – Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding
February 2018 revised to May 2019 – Construction Starts
December 2018 revised to May 2020 – Construction Ends
The final plans are being reviewed by staff.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) PROJECTS

FM 1378 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Update – February 22, 2019
Status – Design
Budget – $6,000,000
From – South of Forest Grove Road
To – Parker Road
Schedule
June 2019 – Construction Starts
July 2019 – Construction Ends
FM 1378 is known as Country Club Road, W. Lucas Road, and Southview Drive in Lucas.  TxDOT is planning to let a project in mid 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.  Preliminary engineering and surveying are under way for this project.

FM 1378/FM 3286 (BAIT SHOP) INTERSECTION

Update – March 13, 2018
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.

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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