This month, construction will continue, weather permitting, on the expansion of Mansfield Road, including: water mains, sanitary sewer mains and storm drainage improvements. We will also be forming the new roadway subgrade.
Temporary concrete pavement will be laid down in the area generally between Robin Road and Royal Vista Drive and through traffic will be switched to this temporary pavement.
Utility relocations continue. Thanks go out to Oncor Electric, AT&T, and Time Warner Cable for their cooperation and coordination.
We expect to begin installing the substructure for the new street pavement along the north side of Mansfield Road generally between Anderson Road and Baggett Branch Creek.
We hope to begin the construction of the north side bridge in February, which will span Baggett Branch Creek.
Expect an increase in construction truck traffic on Mansfield Road.
This month we will see a marked increase in the amount of construction vehicles and materials moving on Mansfield Road. Construction materials will be trucked to the construction yard on Anderson Road. These materials will be mixed at the construction yard and delivered and installed along the project.
Construction of the Lake Ridge Parkway and Mansfield Road intersection.
The City of Cedar Hill continues to work with the contractor to explore the safest, most efficient ways to construct the improvements. The Lake Ridge Parkway half of the intersection with Mansfield Road has numerous challenges including a complicated configuration with dedicated left turn lanes bays, installation of signal lights, and multiple construction phases of subgrade preparation, substructure installation, and final reinforced concrete pavement.
To facilitate this construction in the safest manner, with the least traffic interruption, the Lake Ridge Parkway leg of the intersection will be temporally closed. Traffic along Mansfield Road will remain open in both direction. Lake Ridge Parkway traffic will be temporarily detoured onto Lakeview Drive to and from Mansfield Road.
The traffic signal at Mansfield Road and Lakeview will be installed and operational prior to this temporary closure. If weather conditions cooperate and all goes well, this closure should not last more than 6 to 7 weeks. This proposed work/closure is likely still a few months away. The City will have a traffic management system at Lakeview Drive and Mansfield Road prior to detouring Lake Ridge traffic onto Lakeview Drive.
The Mansfield Road Improvements include the installation of a signature Cedar Hill community entry feature in the median of Mansfield Road @ Lake Ridge Parkway. The City Council has approved the concept. Final design and engineering work is underway now.