Construction continues toward completion in Prosper

It’s no secret that Prosper is growing exponentially and with that growth comes construction. Here is a report with the help of the Town of Prosper’s website to help readers get a heads up on closed streets and others under construction. There are construction updates and summaries with the complete information online at www.prospertx.gov.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

The Engineering Department publishes weekly updates on all major construction projects. To view Capital Improvement Projects, go to the town’s website to http://bit.ly/2pn1DsS.

To inquire about a specific project, including projects that are not listed in this report please contact the town by email at engineer@prospertx.gov or phone at 972-346-3502.

PARKS PROJECTS

Frontier Park — North Field Improvements: Construct three new all-weather youth baseball-softball fields and two all-weather multi-purpose fields. Also includes the construction of additional parking lots, bridge over pond with trails and park accoutrements. Project anticipated to be complete for Town’s Spring 2018 season.

Status Update: Concrete crews have stabilized sub grade and have begun setting steel for fire lane construction. Contractor continues to work on field fencing and mow strips around baseball fields; Foul poles and scoreboard supports have been placed; Foundation of concession building has been poured. Drainage system for field No. 5 is underway.

 

STREETS AND TRAFFIC

Richland Boulevard and Lovers Lane (Gates of Prosper): Developer project. Construct four-lane minor arterial roadways for Richland Boulevard (Preston Road — Lovers Lane) and Lovers Lane (U.S. 380 — Preston Road) to serve the Gates of Prosper development at the northeast corner of U.S. 380 and Preston Road.

Status Update: Subgrade crews continue to wait on testing of 42-inch water line prior to stabilization of sub grade on Lovers, north of Richland. Deflection testing tentatively scheduled for this week. Engineer is working on addressing Town and TxDOT comments received on signalization of Richland and Preston.

West Prosper Road Improvements, Phase I: Construct four-lane (ultimately six-lane) concrete curb and gutter roadway on Gee Road from U.S. 380 to 800 feet north. Construct two-lane (ultimately six- lane) concrete curb and gutter roadways from 800 feet north of U.S. Highway 380 to Fishtrap Road, and Teel Parkway from U.S. 380 to Fishtrap Road. Construct two-lane (ultimately four-lane) concrete roadway of Fishtrap from Gee Road to Teel Parkway.

Status Update: Utility crews have finished repairs of damaged storm sewer on Fishtrap and have replaced pavement and road has been reopened.

West Prosper Road Improvements, Phase 2: Construct two-lane (ultimately six-lane) concrete curb and gutter roadways from intersection of Fishtrap and Gee roads to F.M. 1385. Project also includes the construction of a 45-foot wide bridge over Doe Branch Creek, and the reconstruction of asphalt connection of F.M. 1385 to Fishtrap.

Status Update: Staff has completed reviewing 80 percent of plans for road and bridge construction over Doe Branch Creek. Staff assessing options to expedite construction and reduce overall costs. Town staff contacted TxDOT again to coordinate approval process for the realignment of F.M. 1385 at Fishtrap Road and approval of the remaining $1 million of the $4 million in Regional Toll Revenue financing for the WPR projects.

U.S. 380 (Denton County Line – Lovers Lane): TxDOT project. Improve four-lane undivided rural roadway to a six-lane suburban freeway with frontage roads in each direction between the Denton County Line and Lovers Lane. Through traffic on U.S. 380 will bypass the SH 289 and Dallas Parkway intersections when completed.

Status Update: Drainage crews continue to work on Phase II improvements. Contractor has finished removal of old pavement and has begun placing fill for bridge over Preston Road. Sub-grade crews are preparing deceleration lane to Wal-Mart near Lovers Lane for early completion of pavement. The entire project is expected to take 24-30 months to complete. TxDOT Project Tracker — http://apps.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cq/project_tracker.

Frontier Parkway (DNT — Preston Road): Collin County project. Improve two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane (ultimately six-lane) divided suburban arterial between the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road, including an overpass over the BNSF Railroad. A two-lane access road will be provided to the north of the overpass to provide access to properties in Celina.

Status Update: The Town of Prosper and the City of Celina both approved resolutions supporting the project on January 12, 2016. Collin County will manage the design and construction of the project. A timeline for construction has not yet been determined.

First Street (DNT — Coleman Street): Improve two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided suburban arterial between the Dallas North Tollway and Coleman Street. Project includes concrete curb and gutter roadway, underground drainage improvements, twelve-inch water line, and median lighting.

Engineer has delivered revised plans for realigning roadway between BNSF and Coleman Street. Staff has begun right-of-way acquisition. A timeline for construction is to be determined once funding for construction is allocated. Staff is coordinating with franchise utilities within the area.

Prosper Trail (Kroger — Coit Road): Improve two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided suburban arterial from 1,000 feet east of Preston Road to Coit Road as well as the Coit and Prosper Trail intersection. Project includes concrete curb and gutter roadway, underground drainage improvements, and median lighting.

Status Update: Engineer resubmitted revised drainage drawings for review. ROW exhibit from Engineer for northwest corner of Coit intersection has been delivered to owner. Staff has initiated appraisal for property based on initial feedback from parcel ownership. Once ROW has been acquired, utility relocations at Coit intersection are anticipated to take four to five months. Work continues with franchises foreseen to be conflict and town staff has forwarded suggestions to consultant regarding S.U.E. scope and locations.

Old Town Streets 2015: Reconstruction of existing two-lane asphalt roads to a concrete roadway without curb and gutter (Fifth, McKinley).

Status Update: Staff to begin negotiations on design contract now that funding allocations to Frontier Parkway project have been resolved by other sources.

Decorative Monument Signs: Construct eight decorative stone and steel signs at La Cima and First (three), First and Coit (two), and Coit and Richland (three) intersections.

Status Update: Power install set for July 19 for Coit and Richland.

Broadway (McKinney – Coleman): Reconstruct existing concrete paving to typical downtown section with two lanes of travel, head in parking, and extra wide sidewalks. Project also includes the installation underground drainage, 12-inch water line, sanitary sewer crossings, landscaping and street lights.

Status Update: Staff has reviewed 50 percent of plans, waiting for delivery of lighting and landscaping. Coordination of improvements with franchise utilities continues.

Coit Road Median Lighting (US 380 – First Street): Design and construct decorative median lighting in center of medians on Coit Road, between U.S. 380 and First Street. The decorative poles and LED light fixtures will be of the same design as those installed on Preston Road. Since the width of Coit Road is less than Preston, the wattage of the new lights will be reduced to mitigate light spilling into the adjacent neighborhoods.

Status Update: Project is expected to bid this month.

Coit Road (First Street – Frontier Parkway): Design four lanes of an ultimately six-lane concrete, curb and guttered, divided roadway with underground drainage.

Status Update: Thirty percent of plans received June 6. S.U.E. Schematic received Level B and D are complete. Engineers are coordinating with Utilities and Prosper Trail Road Project.

Prosper Trail (Coit Road – Custer Road (FM 2478): Design of a four-lane, curb and guttered, divided roadway with underground drainage with the construction of a new four-lane bridge over Wilson Creek.

Status Update: Engineer has completed initial deed research. Field Survey is 100 percent complete. Soil borings are complete; analysis of soil borings is complete. Base maps are 95 percent complete. Began roadway and bridge layout. Began Hydraulic analysis of Wilson Creek Working with Utilities. Coordinating with engineers on Coit Road. Working on schematic plans. 30 percent of plans due in August.

Parvin Street (Broadway to Eighth), Sixth Street (Coleman to Church), Third Street (Church to Lane): Reconstruction of existing two-lane asphalt roads to a concrete roadway without curb and gutter with new eight-inch water on Parvin Street, Seventh Street to Fifth Street.

Status Update: Bids were opened. Council awarded contract on April 25. Contracts returned from Contractor May 23. NTP to be sent dated June 6. Three residents from Parvin and Third Street, and six residents from Sixth Street, attended public meetings held June 21 – 22. Those who attended appreciated the discussion of the impending work and the impact to the surrounding area.

Traffic Signal (FM 2478 and Prosper Trail): Installation of temporary span wire traffic signal at the intersection of Custer Road and Prosper Trail by TxDOT.

Status Update: TxDOT Area Office working on alignment and grade issues on east side of Custer to facilitate construction of signal. Received signal plans from TxDOT. Staff has reviewed and returned comments to TxDOT. Signals should be installed by February 2018. In the interim, TxDOT anticipates the installation of a “four-way” stop in late July.

FM 1461 (SH 289 to FM 2478): Re-grading and building up of roadway shoulders to provide additional pavement width on Frontier Parkway. Includes the installation of stop signs on FM1461 at FM 2478 (Custer Road) intersection until construction of a west bound left turn lane with temporary span wire traffic signal can be built. Crews will also construct left turn lanes, both east and west bound, at Coit Road with the creation of a four-way stop. Once road work is completed, a separate TxDOT project is scheduled (Spring 2018) to install a temporary span wire traffic signal at the Coit Road intersection.

Status Update: Anticipate awarding of contract by Commission in July with a notice to proceed issued in August. Town staff expects signal installation in approximately nine months. In the interim, TxDOT has scheduled the installation of “four-way” stop at Coit Road on July 10.

Craig Road (Preston Road to PISD): Replace the existing asphalt pavement on Craig Road with six-inch cement treated base and install three inches of Type B and two inches of Type D Asphalt pavement.

Status Updates: Contractor is scheduled to start work July 6. Crews are expected to begin reconstruction of the south-bound lane of Craig Road, between First Street and Preston. The work is expected to be completed in July.

WATER AND WASTEWATER

Lovers Lane Segment 42” Lower Pressure Plane Water (Gates of Prosper): Construct 2,400 linear feet segment of a 42-inch water line under Lovers Lane from Richland Boulevard to Preston Road prior to developer constructing roadway.

Status Updates: Staff still awaiting density and deflection testing results from contractor

Prosper Trail Elevated Storage Tank: Construct a two-million gallon elevated storage tank (water tower) on the north side of Prosper Trail, midway between Preston and Coit roads.

Status Updates: Crews have constructed driveway and have finished site grading, fence construction to begin when weather permits.

Prosper Trail Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV): Install a 12-inch Pressure Reducing Valve on existing water line west of BNSF of Prosper Trail.

Status Updates: Crews have completed the installation of vault and equipment. Concrete crews have begun setting up the sidewalk replacement.

Public Works Interceptor: Install a Sewer Interceptor that will allow the effluent currently pumped from the Wastewater Treatment Plant Lift Station to gravity flow to Upper Trinity River Water District, and to regulate the flows between UTRWD and North Texas Municipal Water District to optimize flows and subsequent costs.

Status Updates: Utility crews have placed 2,200 LF of sewer main. Contractor is expected to cross Dallas Parkway in mid-July.

Lower Pressure Plane Elevated Storage Tank: Construct a 2.5-million gallon elevated storage tank (water tower) on the south side of Fishtrap Road East of Teel Parkway to serve the Lower Pressure Plane.

Status Update: Town Council awarded contract for design to Freese and Nichols Inc. at the April 11 Council meeting. Under preliminary design.

Lower Pressure Plane Water Supply Pipeline Phase I: Construct approximately 25,800 feet of water line to provide additional water to the Lower Pressure Plane. Water will be pumped from the Custer Road Pump Station to the new elevated storage tank on Fishtrap Road.

Status Update: Town Council awarded contract for design to Freese and Nichols Inc. at the April 11 Council meeting. Under preliminary design.

Custer Road Pump Station Improvements: Expand the pumping capacity of the Custer Road Pump Station to 25 MGD firm pumping capacity, serving the Lower Pressure Plane. This work will defer the need for the LPP Pump Station and Ground Storage Tank to 2021.

Status Update: Town Council awarded contract for design to Freese and Nichols Inc. at the April 11 Council meeting. Under preliminary design.

FACILITIES

Town Hall / Multi-Purpose Facility: Construct a Town Hall / Multi-Purpose Facility to serve the Town’s increasing needs, including administrative offices, Council chambers, municipal court, library, multi-purpose rooms, and other functions. Estimated cost includes construction services, equipment, and furniture.

Status Updates: Structural crews have finished steel framing and placed cupola. Interior framing continues on all floors. Masonry crews are nearing completion of stairwells and elevator shafts. Mechanical crews continue to work on internal utilities and mechanical improvements.

Town Hall Infrastructure Project: Reconstruction of Main Street (First Street to Broadway) to curb and guttered concrete roadway. Project also constructs additional street within alley easement south of Broadway to Crockett. In addition to pavement, project includes water, sewer, and drainage improvements for Town Hall, as well as lighting and landscaping improvements for Main Street.

Status Updates: Utility crews installing water line from Town Hall site to Broadway. Work continues on the construction of drainage improvements on Crockett at Broadway. Staff awaiting AT&T’s completion of relocations adjacent to Town Hall to facilitate pole removal on Broadway.

DRAINAGE

Church and Parvin Drainage Improvements: Design of underground storm sewer currently flowing through an unimproved alley and across residential lots east between Church Street and Parvin Street, north of Broadway and south of Seventh Street.

Status Updates: Engineer has provided design options. Staff continues to work on property acquisition.

Joyce Godwin | Joyce@CedarbrookMedia.com

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