On Thursday, Mayor Oscar Leeser, in response to several questions related to roadwork on Mesa Street – including concerns with remaining bumps and jolts on vehicles – met with officials from the Texas Department of Transportation, the agency responsible for the Mesa Street Rehabilitation Project.
“The concerns I received were valid, and I was very pleased with the response from TxDOT and their willingness to accelerate their work as best they could, without compromising on the final product,” Mayor Leeser said.
“This is an important thoroughfare for our City and improvements are critical.”
The project is currently 60% complete. After discussion and assessment of the remaining work to be done, the timeline for the project is:
- Intermediate pavement completion by the end of this week
- 3 weeks for last northbound segment with an intermediate layer of asphalt
- 4 to 6 weeks for the work on the intersections
- 4 weeks for utility work
- Final diamond grinding to provide a smoother ride
- Placement of the final 23,400 tons of surface mix
- Expected completion by the end of September
Leeser added, “Our constituents understand that projects of this magnitude take time. But it is important that we are transparent, clear and direct with expectations, and that we communicate a timeline so that people know what to expect. I am thrilled we are able to share that today.”