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 contractor has mobilized and staged traffic control measures along the work zone and construction is underway. Currently, the contractor is performing the work without any lane closures.
- The work performed has been the installation of 180 linear feet of a 54 and 24 inch storm sewer pipe from the outfall to the east.
- The driveway at Paddle Point Park has been closed since March 6. Please note that some driveway pavement sidewalk sections have been removed to accommodate the installation of the storm sewer.
- Weather permitting, the drive and the sidewalk will be partially accessible by March 10 and fully accessible by March 17.
- Additional work includes the excavation of the bore pit east of the railroad tracks and set up the boring equipment in the pit. The boring work and the encasement installation under the railroad is a work in progress. Spectrum is splicing this week and scheduled to remove their facilities by March 17.
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.