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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Miller Road Project Update - 6/22/2023

Heavy equipment performing road construction

In the 2018 CIP Bond Election, the citizens of Rowlett approved the reconstruction and widening of Miller Road from Dalrock Road to west of Chiesa Road. This project includes expanding Miller Road to a four-lane divided concrete roadway, with new sidewalks, street lighting, a new water main, underground drainage facilities, and a new traffic signal.


  • The installation of the stormwater main is currently in progress, with the contractor having completed 85% of the storm sewer installation. 
  • They are planning to reroute the force main which conflicted with the storm sewer at the intersection of Miller Road and Chiesa Road. As a result, both Northbound and Southbound Chiesa Rd (South of Miller Rd)  will be closed on June 27 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm or until the work is finished. Once the force main has been redirected, the contractor will be able to proceed with the construction of the storm sewer mains.
  •  As for the proposed westbound lanes, grading is 80% complete. The contractor is currently removing pavement for the side streets and constructing a temporary transition onto Miller Road.

5/15/2023 Update below...

  • The contractor continues to lay 54-inch and 21-inch storm pipes along Miller Road west of the railroad where there was a sanitary sewer crossing conflict. Before continuing the installation of the 48-Inch storm sewer at Chiesa Rd to the east, it is needed to resolve the force main conflict on the east side of Chiesa Road, and currently working on it. 
  • Additionally, the contractor has commenced grading work on the proposed westbound lane of Miller Road (green Space) between Bridgewater Dr and Sea Breeze Ln.
  • All the franchise work is done.

4/20/2023 Update below...

  • The installation of the storm sewer along Miller Road continues. Specifically, the contractor has installed an additional 200 linear feet of RCP and set up a storm sewer manhole west of Chiesa Road. This work has not necessitated lane closures. 
  • The next steps are to install the 48-inch storm sewer at Miller and Chiesa Roads. This work, however, will require the closure of Chiesa Road on Saturday, April 22 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Chiesa Road will be closed from Miller Road to Bayhill Drive.
  • There was a sanitary sewer conflict with the storm sewer west of the railroad tracks, the storm sewer junction box at the crossing of the sanitary has been redesigned and the installation of the storm sewer continues in this area.
  • It is anticipated that the boring work and the installation of encasement under the railroad will be completed this week.
  • The newly constructed 12-inch water line and the final tie-in to the existing 10-inch water line at Miller and Chiesa Roads have also been completed.

The City team is cognizant of the impact of the roadworks and In an effort to provide a safe and drivable travel way during construction, the City has repaired the worst potholes and rough spots on Miller Road in advance of the contractor moving in to begin paving operations.  Once the contractor has setup paving operations, they will maintain the bypass roadway so that it is passable while the new lanes are under construction.  Once the new lanes are built, traffic will be moved to those lanes while the contractor removes and rebuilds the old asphalt roadway.

The project is anticipated to be complete by December 2023, which is consistent with the original contract completion date. 

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