Capital City Projects
- Chip & Seal Reconstruction of Streets in Lin Dell Estates
- East Bear Creek Road Expansion
- FM 664 Project
- Loop 9
- Westmoreland Road/South Hampton Road Reconstruction
Resolution R-03-18 was approved by the City Council on February 6, 2018 authorizing the reconstruction of the following utilizing a 2-course layer of chip and seal over a cement treated subgrade at the quoted bid price of $153,753:
- East Overhill Drive
- East Southbrook Drive
- East Wood Dell Drive
- Greenmound Drive
- Grove Lane (in the Lin Dell Estates Subdivisions)
- Lakeshore Lane
- Watercrest Lane
Funding for this project was approved by Council to be charged to the 2016 General Obligation Bond. Ellis County Precinct 4 Public Works Forecast to Perform Chip and Seal Reconstruction of streets in Lin Dell Estates During 1st or 2nd Week in August 2018.
Funding commitments have been planned by the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) for the East Bear Creek Road Expansion. The East Bear Creek Road Expansion would take the existing two-lane road to four lanes with enhanced mobility for pedestrians and other transit modes for bikers from I-35E (Exit 412) to South Hampton Road. Overall, the project will enable automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic to travel through Glenn Heights safely and efficiently.
The East Bear Creek Road Expansion is projected to cost $25.6 million, of which the city will contribute $3.5 million from the 2016 General Obligation Bond that was approved and authorized by the citizens of Glenn Heights for street improvements. Once funding commitments are officially approved each construction phase will be outlined and updated on the city’s website with estimated completion dates.
The Glenn Heights City Council and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), an association of governments in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex tasked with strengthening the individual and collective power of local governments and helping cities be identified for regional opportunities, have been working with RTC and the Strategic Partnerships Program for the federal funding of the East Bear Creek Road Expansion.
The widening of FM 664 is a scheduled project through Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). The project is from I-35 East at FM 664 to Westmoreland Road and is approximately 3.131 miles.
Loop 9 has been identified in transportation planning efforts for a number of years, but changes in demographics; traffic growth and forecasts; and the potential to connect to other major facilities have driven the need to re-evaluate the overall concept of the facility. Between 2006 and 2011, (TXDOT) developed schematic plans and evaluated potential natural, cultural, and social-economic impacts for the Loop 9 Southeast project.
The proposed project was evaluated as a 6-lane new location controlled access tollway with intermittent access roads between U.S. 287 and I-20 within a 450-to 600-foot corridor depending on interchange location. More information can be found at the Keep It Moving Dallas website.
On June 19, 2018, the City Council awarded the City’s Westmoreland Road/South Hampton Road Reconstruction Project to low bidder Oldcastle Material Texas.
The scope of work on both streets will include removing all existing asphalt pavement (including excavation), cement subgrade stabilization, adding 2 inches or 4 inches of pavement over stabilized subgrade. The 3 sections of roadway to be reconstructed are:
- South Westmoreland Road - Glenn Heights/Ovilla city limit north 4,149 linear feet to just south of West Bear Creek Road
- South Westmoreland Road - Just north of West Bear Creek Road north approximately 1,755 linear feet to the Glenn Heights/DeSoto city limit
- South Hampton Road - FM 664/Ovilla Road north 9,952 linear feet to just south of Bear Creek Road (at beginning of concrete pavement)
The reconstruction meeting for this project was successfully conducted between City Staff and the awarded bidder on Friday July 6, 2018. The contract agreement for this project was successfully executed by City Manager on July 6, 2018. The official Notice to Proceed letter successfully issued by Public Works to the awarded bidder on July 6, 2018.
- Contract Time Period for this capital improvement project - 45 calendar days
- Official start date - July 23, 2018
- Official end date - September 7, 2018