Chiesa Road Widening

Project Scope

The Chiesa Road Widening and Improvements project consists of improvements to approximately 6,300 linear feet of roadway from a two-lane asphalt section to a four-lane divided arterial roadway from Miller Road to Dalrock Road. 

Chiesa Road Widening Exhibits

The Chiesa Road Widening exhibits are drawn across four separate sheets due to the size of the project. Sheets 1-3 are available, but may not have the most updated property owner names. Sheet 4 has been updated to reflect accurate property owner names in accordance with the Dallas County Appraisal District (DCAD).  

Chiesa Road Alignment - Sheet 1
Chiesa Road Alignment - Sheet 2
Chiesa Road Alignment - Sheet 3 
Chiesa Road Alignment - Sheet 4 (Updated Property Owner Names)CHIESA_SCHEMATIC Option 1 ROW North Side

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is included in the project improvements?

Project will include new concrete pavement with curb and gutter, storm drain system, sidewalks, replacement/improvement of affected water and wastewater lines, street lighting and landscaping, and traffic signal modifications at Dalrock Road.

When will the project take place?

Preliminary alignments and layouts were presented to residents in the vicinity of the project in public meetings on May 9, 2022 and May 23, 2022. The feedback from these meetings, as well as staff’s recommendation for the project, were presented to City Council in Work Session on June 7, 2022, where Council chose to pursue Option 1 for alignment. This option includes right of way acquisition along the north side of Chiesa Road. City Council asked that City Staff document the history of this area due to its unique pattern of family settlement and racial identity. City staff are currently working to document history by scheduling individual family interviews and addressing more specific concerns about the widening. Preliminary schedules show the project going to construction in late Summer to Fall 2024. 

How long will construction last?

It is projected that construction will take at least 18-months to complete.

How much will the project cost to construct?

The conceptual level cost projection for construction is approximately $13.5 million dollars. Bonds for this project were approved by the voters in 2018.

What process does the City of Rowlett follow to acquire right-of-way (ROW)?

The City will have a third-party appraisal prepared for every parcel from which ROW is to be purchased. ROW acquisition offers will be made in writing on the basis of the fair market value of the property based on its highest and best use.

Public Meetings

Past Meetings 

  1. May 9, 2022 Neighborhood Meeting to share information about the Chiesa Road project with neighbors
  2. May 23, 2022 Neighborhood Meeting to share information about the Chiesa Road project with neighbors 
  3. June 7, 2022 - City Council Work Session
  4. September 20, 2022 - City Council meeting to seek funding approval for hiring a right of way agent. The item is on the consent agenda as item 7G. Meeting agenda is available HERE and Meeting Packet with all supporting information is available HERE, on pages 127-136. A recording is available HERE with relevant discussion at 39:51 and 58:18.  
Future Meetings  
  • None scheduled 

Project Timelines & Neighbor Expectations 

Summer 2022 Chiesa Road Widening next steps handout
(NEW) Fall 2022 Chiesa Road Widening next steps handout

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