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.
STREET PROJECT OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED
An Open House is scheduled for each of the following street projects to discuss design elements from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm prior to the regular City Council meeting:
- April 19 - Blondy Jhune Road (West Bridge to Winningkoff Road)
- May 3 – Winningkoff Road (Reverse Curve to Snider Lane)
- May 17 – Stinson Road (South of Bridge from Parker Road to Bristol Park)
CITY O F LUCAS WATER PROJECTS
PARKER ROAD 12-INCH WATERLINE PHASE 1-SECTION 1
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Construction Budget – $244,796 From – Stinson Road To – Enchanted Way Schedule April 8, 2018 -- Substantial Completion May 30, 2018 -- Construction Ends
The contractor lacks 1) about 200 feet of waterline installation west of Enchanted Way and 2) to bore under Toole Drive. He has been “cleaning” the waterline with chlorine per TCEQ requirements in hopes of getting the waterline west of Toole Drive ready to connect to homes on Parker Road and Shiloh Drive. As soon as the new waterline passes the TCEQ requirements, homeowners will be switched to the new waterline. The substantially complete date is April 8, 2018.
PARKER ROAD SIX-INCH WATERLINE PHASE 2
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $348,000 From – Lewis Lane To – McCreary Road Schedule 1st Advertisement:
3/1/18March 22 2nd Advertisement: 3/8/18March 29 Bid Opening: 3/15/18April 10 City Council Consideration: 4/5/18April 19 May -- Construction Starts August -- Construction Ends
This waterline project from Lewis Lane to McCreary Road 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. Staff is pursuing a new alignment between Lewis Lane and Cimarron Trail on the northern edge of #3 Cimarron. The project will be advertised on March 22 and 29. The bid opening is planned for April 10. Staff intends to issue the notice to proceed in the end of April.
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. TxDOT has given the City of Lucas until July 1, 2018 to have the city waterline relocated or removed from the TxDOT right-of-way.
BW2 Engineers was 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 changed several times. The project is devided up into three segments:
1) between Lewis Lane and Cimarron Trail to bore a six-inch a six-inch waterline. There will be a milestone in the details of this project. The contractor must have the Lewis Lane/Cimarron Trail connection in and operational by July 1, 2018, to meet the TxDOT construction schedule along Parker Road;
2) bore a six-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. Replace the Indian Trail two-inch waterline with a six-inch waterline and add fire hydrants in existing right-of-way; and
3) bore a six-inch waterline in a new easement just north of the TxDOT right-of-way from Santa Fe Trail to the east.There
PARKER ROAD EIGHT-INCH WATERLINE PHASE 3T
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $159,503 From – McCreary Road To – Stinson Road Schedule The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to have this waterline completed by August 2018.
Staff is finalizing a submittal to TxDOT to request 100% reimbursement for the cost of this project. The project is being added to the TxDOT Parker Road Widening plans and will be built by the TxDOT contractor.
VALVES AND HYDRANT MAINTENANCE
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Underway Budget – $116,365 Schedule March -- Work Starts September -- Work Ends
Staff has established a map of the locations where the contractor is to concentrate his work. The contractor has until the end of September 2018 to complete is project.
NORTH PUMP STATION WATER TOWER AND PUMP HOUSE
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $2,777,240 Location – 915 Country Club Road Schedule
December 2017June 2018 -- Design Complete December 2017July 2018 -- Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding February 2018August 2018 -- Construction Starts December 2018June 2019 -- Construction Ends
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.
Staff met with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) staff to discuss the relocation of the NTMWD water valves. The relocation of the valve is a new NTMWD project, and it impacts the water tower project. Staff is working on an easement to connect the Wiltshire Court eight-inch waterline with the North Pump Station.
SNIDER LANE EIGHT-INCH WATERLINE
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Construction Budget – Developer Funded From – Shady Lane To – Sterling Brown Lane Schedule March -- Substantial Completion April and May -- Final Grading and Clean-up July -- Construction Ends
During the next two months, the contractor should be completing final grading and placing sod and seeding in the disturbed areas along Snider Lane.
CITY OF LUCAS ROADWAY PROJECTS
BLONDY JHUNE ROAD
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $2,700,000 From – West Bridge To – Winningkoff Road Schedule July 2018 -- Design Complete August 2018 -- Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding Fall 2018 -- Construction Starts TBD -- Construction Ends
Lakes Engineering has been engaged to complete the design of this project. 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.
The design consultant is reviewing the costs associated with the various pavement types: 1) 28-foot asphalt, 24-foot concrete, and 3) 24-foot with two-foot concrete ribbons on each side of a 20-foot asphalt section. Staff has asked the consultant to review options in alignment and pavement width to reduce or eliminate the need for guardrail throughout the tree canopy area.
COUNTRY CLUB ROAD/ESTATES PARKWAY INTERSECTION
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $350,000 Schedule
MarchApril 2018 -- Design Complete AprilMay 2018 -- Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding 2019 -- Construction Starts TBD -- 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.
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $2,267,000 From – Parker Road To – Bristol Park Schedule June 15, 2018 -- Design Complete July 2018 -- Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding Fall 2018 -- Construction Starts TBD -- Construction Ends
KCI Technologies, Inc. will be submitting the 60% completed plans to staff by the end of March. Staff as asked KCI to remove the drainage impacts of this project north beyond the scope of the project all the way to Muddy Creek.
STINSON ROAD/W. LUCAS ROAD INTERSECTION
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Pre-Construction Budget – $453,000 ($91,130 Design & $360,280 Construction) Schedule April 5 -- City Council Consideration and Award June 2018 -- Construction Starts August 2018 -- Construction Ends
Bids were opened on March 8, and the three bids ranged from $252,273 to $267,887. The project construction scope was reduced by eliminating the turn lanes on W. Lucas Road. The current plan for northbound Stinson Road is to widen it to two lanes: left turn and right turn lanes. Southbound will remain one lane.
WEST LUCAS ROAD/COUNTRY CLUB ROAD INTERSECTION
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Pre-Construction Budget – NA
Staff met with TxDOT to discuss two main items: 1) improvements to the city property on the northwest corner to eliminate the W. Lucas Road ditch and the need for guardrail and 2) a fourth leg/new driveway on the south side of the intersection to improve access to the commercial businesses at 995 and 1005 W. Lucas Road. TxDOT is requiring the city to start the construction by the end of April 2018.
When the new turn lanes were added to the intersection in 2013, modifications were made to the drainage system. These improvements are causing unforeseen issues with the pavement integrity and need to be addressed. The quantities and schematic plans for the fourth leg were added to the Stinson Road/W. Lucas Road Bid Items as an “Additive Alternate”. This was done by staff to determine the cost of the new driveway and drainage improvements. Bids on this project were received on March 8, 2018. For the fourth leg and the drainage work on the old city hall site, three bids were received and range in price from $135,422 to $156,918.
WEST LUCAS ROAD WIDENING
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Construction Budget – $1,500,000 From – Angel Parkway To – Country Club Road Schedule December 2017 -- Substantial Completion April 2018 -- Construction Ends
The potholes and alligator cracking continue in the new pavement. Staff has met with the contractor and the design engineer to discuss the possible causes of the failures. The contractor believes the failures are taking place in areas where the old pavement was not replaced. This old pavement has started to fail under the new surface overlay. This assumption by the contractor is being inspected by the design engineers and surveyors. The contractor is committed to fixing any item that was not done per plan. Staff has noticed underlying pavement failures, but in these same areas the surface overly is less than the specified 1.5 inches. So, there could be more than one contributing factor to the potholing and alligator cracking: 1) old pavement failing due to change in traffic wheel paths, and 2) surface overlay is too thin. The surveyor will be locating the areas where full depth repairs were made by contractor to see if any of their work is causing the failures. In the areas were full depth repairs were not made, the contractor will be removing the surface overlay to inspect the stability of the old pavement. Staff is anticipating an update from design engineer and the contractor within by March 16.
WHITE ROCK TRAIL PAVEMENT REPAIR
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Pre-Construction Budget – $290,768 From – Country Club To – #12 White Rock Trail Schedule March 15, 2018 -- Award Contract April -- Construction Starts May/June -- Construction Ends
Staff advertised the project on February 8 and 15, 2018. Nine bids were opened on February 23, 2018. The bids ranged in price from $187,590.00 to $394,722.00. Staff will request that the City Council to authorize the City Manager execute a contract with a new contractor to remove all elements of the pavement installed last fall and build a new 1100-foot street. Most likely the new contract will start during the first two weeks of April. The work should take about 60 calendar days to complete.
There are no plans to reconstruct White Rock Trail in its entirety. At some point, maintenance will be needed in and around the Orchard Gap/White Rock Trail intersection to repair the truck damage. The roadway was inspected before and after the Blondy Jhune Bridge project to determine what needed to what to include in the 1,100-foot project.
This week the City Council will consider enter into a construction agreement for the construction of the White Rock Trail Repairs with 1) DDM Construction Corporation or 2) GRod Construction, LLC. GRod is currently working on the Winningkoff Reverse Curve project.
WINNINGKOFF ROAD REVERSE CURVE
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Construction Budget – $964,000 From – North of Forestview Drive To – North of Christian Lane Schedule March 1 to April 15 – Construct Northbound Lane April 15 to May 25 – Construct Driveways, Striping and Signage, Place Sod, etc. June 1, 2018 – Project Complete
GRod Construction, Inc. started work in December and is working on the northbound lanes of the project. They are planning to pour the northbound lane concrete by the end of March. The last concrete work will take place in the Forestview Drive/Winningkoff Road intersection and the driveways on the north side of the project. The single driveway on the south side has been complete. The contract is still planning to open the road to through traffic on June 1, 2018.
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $1,400,000 From – North of Forestview Drive To – Snider Lane Schedule June 2018 -- Design Complete July 2018 -- Plans ready for Advertising, Bidding, and Awarding Fall 2018 -- Construction Starts TBD -- Construction Ends
The design consultant has raised an issue regarding the cost of the culvert crossing Winningkoff Road 300 feet north of Manor Lane. The existing culvert consist of a 78-inch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) and needs to be replaced with three 10-foot by six-foot box culverts. This might add $40,000 to $90,000 to the cost of the project. The initial calculations show that during a 100-year rain event 2,000 cubic-feet-per-second need to pass under Winningkoff Road. The current 78-inch culvert pipe carries about one-fifth of that volume. The design consultant’s initial assessment has determined that a culvert/bridge made from four culvert boxes might be needed. These culvert boxes are 10-feet wide by six-feet tall by 40-feet long and cost $500 per linear foot.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FM 1378 IMPROVEMENTS
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $ From – South of Forest Grove Road To – Parker Road Schedule 2019 -- Construction Starts TBD -- 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 is under way for this project.
FM 1378/FM 3286 INTERSECTION
Update – March 13, 2018 Status – Pre-Design Budget – $ 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 – March 13, 2018 Status – Design Budget – $ From – Murphy Road (FM 2551) To – West of Southview Drive (FM 1378) Schedule June 2018 -- Construction Starts TBD -- Construction Ends