Roadway, Water, and Construction Projects

Blondy Jhune Road
Yesterday the contractor opened the roadway up to two-way traffic. On Friday, February 21, the contractor and city staff will be conducting a final walk through inspection. There are a few details that remain such as mailbox locations and sod placement. All of the mailboxes are being placed on the same side of the street that the home is located on currently. So, no one will have to cross the street to get their mail. For the next few weeks, lane closures are anticipated at the Culvert #8 on the far east end of the project. The ditch slope on either side of the covert opening on the south side of the roadway has started to fail/slough. A small retaining wall is being design to reinforce the soil embankment and to prevent erosion.

Stinson Road
The contractor is hoping to open the roadway to two-way traffic be the end of the month. The rain has postpone the completion by at lease three weeks. The remaining items are as follows: 1) Stinson Highlands Monument Signage on Highland Drive, 2) ditch grading, 3) culvert work at just north of Bristol Park Drive, 4) signage, 5) striping, 6) gas utility conflict, 7) drainage along Shiloh Drive, and 8) mailbox relocations. On Friday, February 28, the contractor and city staff will be conducting a final walk through inspection.

TxDOT FM 2514 (Parker Road)
Lewis Lane remains one-way southbound at Parker Road. Traffic is now using Cimarron Trail, and Santa Fe Trail has been closed. When Toole Drive is opened, TxDOT is planning to make Stinson Road one-way southbound at Parker Road. No schedule was provided for the opening of Toole Drive. TxDOT plans to move traffic to the new concrete lanes from Lincoln Road to Southview Drive by the end of next week.

Winningkoff Road Reverse Curve
The contractor has not submitted an acceptable traffic control plan (TCP) to repair the cracking pavement on the south end of the project. Once the TCP is approved, the contractor will begin replacing approximately 150 feet of the southbound lane. Two-way traffic will be restricted to one-way. Most likely southbound will be required to yield to northbound traffic.

Winningkoff Road Middle Section (from Forestview Drive to Snider Lane)
McMahon Contracting will be constructing the second phase of the Winningkoff Road project. They are the same contractors that are working on Blondy Jhune Road and Stinson Road.

Winningkoff Road Southern Section
City Staff and the design engineers at Birkhoff, Hendricks & Carter, LLP have begun contract negotiations for the design of the southern portion of Winningkoff Road from E. Lucas Road to an undetermined point south of Rollingwood Drive. The budget for the design and construction of thjs project is $1,000,000. The main goal of this work is to rebuild the culvert under Winningkoff Road that is 700 feet north of E. Lucas Road. No schedule for the design or the construction has been established.

TxDOT FM 1378
The contractor is on schedule to complete the safety enhancements from Forest Grove Road to Parker Road by the end of the summer.

North Pump Station
This work is proceeding slowing. The contractor is required to submit numerous shop drawings to the design engineer. Most of these drawings have been submitted.

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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 Starts
Mid to late 2020 revised to April 2020 – Construction Ends

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 Starts**
2021 revised to December 2019 – 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

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

*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**

Winningkoff Road Construction/Engineering Plans

*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

NORTH PUMP STATION WATER TOWER AND PUMP HOUSE

Due to budget constraints and unreasonably high bids, this project has been split into two projects:  1) Pump House and 2) Water Tower.

Update – September 23, 2019
Status – Pre-Construction
Designer – BW2 Engineers
Location – 915 Country Club Road

Pump Station Schedule:
October 2019 – Construction Starts
September  2020 – Construction Ends

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 2020 – Construction Starts
December 2018 revised to May 2021 – Construction Ends.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) PROJECTS

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.

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

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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