Neighborhood Connector Street Projects (NCSP)

Since April 2014, the citizens, City Council, staff, and various consultants have been looking for ways to improve the main, non-TxDOT roads in Lucas. Five street were identified as Neighborhood Connector Streets: 1) Blondy Jhune Road, 2) Forest Grove Road, 3) Snider Lane, 4) Stinson Road, and 5) Winningkoff Road. Based on City Council direction, staff is focusing design efforts on Blondy Jhune Bridges and on Winningkoff Reverse Curve. 

Transportation Town Hall Jan 26, 2017

City Council Presentation Feb 18, 2016

Town Hall Presentation Feb 7, 2016

Bridges Out Sign BLONDY JHUNE BRIDGES REPLACEMENT -- Under Construction

The Blondy Jhune Bridges Replacement Project consists of replacing the west and east bridges on Blondy Jhune Road along with respective roadway approaches. The project is located between Country Club Road and Winningkoff Road. Work includes paving, grading, drainage, bridge structures, approach slabs, retaining walls, signage, and pavement markings, etc. (View Construction Plans VERY LARGE FILE) Sealed bids were received at City Hall in June 2016, and the City Council awarded the contract to Structural Assurance, LLC in the amount of $1,559,781.72.  The contractor estimates the bridges will be closed between September 2016 and May 2017.  (View Construction Schedule).  During the bridge closures, motorists will be required to use the detour route to get to Blondy Jhune.  (View Detour Map)  Below are the most recent construction updates. 

Jan 30, 2017, Update #14

Jan 11, 2017, Update #13

Dec 13, 2016, Update #12

Nov 22, 2016, Update #11

Oct 27, 2016, Update #10

Oct 14, 2016, Update #9

Oct 10, 2016, Update #8

Sept 28, 2016, Update #7

Sept 23, 2016, Update #6

Sept 19, 2016, Update #5

Sept 8, 2016, Update #4

Aug 30, 2016, Update #3

July 27, 2016, Update #2

July 21, 2016, Update #1

 

WINNINGKOFF REVERSE CURVE -- In Design

In the February 18, 2016, Lucas City Council meeting, City Manager Joni Clarke was directed to enter into a $139,400 design contract with Birkhoff, Hendricks & Carter, LLP for the design of the reverse curve portion of Winningkoff Road between north of Christian Lane to north of Forestview Drive. The reverse curve will be designed with consideration given to making the Winningkoff Road/Forestview Drive intersection a T-intersection with a three-way stop sign control. The typical width of the concrete roadway is 24 feet, but the width of the curves will be such to allow room for a school bus and a passenger car to pass each other. A proposed timeline for the Winningkoff Road Reverse Curve Project is as follows:

October 15, 2016 – 100% Bid Set Finished. The bidding and construction will be delayed to avoid conflict with the Blondy Jhune Bridges construction.

January 2017 – Advertise Bid

January or February 2017 – Pre-Bid Meeting

February 2017 – Receive Bids

March 2017 – City Council Award

April 2017 – Notice to Proceed

May through November 2017 – Construction

August 9, 2016, Town Hall Meeting Exhibits

1) Easements 2) Plan With Aerial 3) Plan Without Aerial

Street Map

Birkhoff has submitted 60% plans to the city for review. 60% Plan Review Set

 

BLONDY JHUNE ROAD -- On Hold

Updated July 2016 -- Metropolitan Infrastructure, PLLC (MI) completed the 60% plans in June 2016. Staff estimated the cost of this project to be $3,900,000. All work on this project was put on hold by the Lucas City Council on February 18, 2016. MI delivered 60% plans to staff on April 12, 2016.

 

FOREST GROVE ROAD -- On Hold

Updated July 2016 -- This project is considered a second priority project. Staff is not perusing any action on this project at this time. Regular maintenance is being done on this roadway. Design of the reconstruction has not started. All work on this project was put on hold by the Lucas City Council on February 18, 2016.

 

SNIDER LANE -- On Hold

Updated April 2016 -- This project is considered a second priority project. Staff is not perusing any action on this project at this time. Regular maintenance is being done on this roadway. Design of the reconstruction has not started. All work on this project was put on hold by the Lucas City Council on February 18, 2016.

 

SNIDER LANE BRIDGE/FLOODWAY CROSSING -- On Hold

Updated April 2016 -- KCI Technologies, Inc. (KCI) prepared a schematic (5%) designs of the Snider Lane bridge and the roadway between Shady Lane and east of Natha Court. The bridge is on land owned by the United States and controlled by the Army Corp of Engineers. The bridge and adjacent roadway will need to be raised 12 to 16 feet to clear the floodplain. Staff is planning to meet with the ACE to discuss federal funding for this project. The probable construction cost is $2,800,000. All work on this project was put on hold by the Lucas City Council on February 18, 2016.

 

STINSON ROAD -- On Hold

Updated April 2016 -- This project is considered a second priority project. Staff is not perusing any action on this project at this time. Regular maintenance is being done on this roadway. Design of the reconstruction has not started. All work on this project was put on hold by the Lucas City Council on February 18, 2016.

 

STINSON ROAD BRIDGE/FLOODWAY CROSSING -- On Hold

Updated April 2016 -- BW2 Engineers, Inc. (BW2) did some preliminary work on this project in 2012 and preparing a schematic (5%) design of the Stinson Road bridge and approximately 1,500 feet of Stinson Road in January 2016. BW2 anticipated the need to raise the bridge and roadway eight feet to clear the floodplain. The trail elements are in the preliminary design. For estimating purposes, the bridge is 40 feet wide and 100 feet long. The roadway is 28 feet wide and made of concrete. Right-of-way needs and impacts to trees near the bridge and within the creek channel were not assessed. Staff estimates the probable cost of the project to be $2,000,000. All work on this project was put on hold by the Lucas City Council on February 18, 2016.

 

WINNINGKOFF ROAD -- On Hold

Birkhoff submitted a 20-year pavement design in late 2015. The estimate for this project is $4,300,000.

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