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Feb. 4-5, 2016 - Nighttime Sanitary Sewer Work
Thursday night, February 4, through the morning of Friday, February 5, 2016, the Mansfield Road construction contractor will be working through the night making modifications to the sanitary sewer system along Mansfield Road. This work must be performed at night while sanitary sewer usage is low.

This night construction will take place at the following locations:
  1. Adjacent to Mansfield Road, just east of Lake Ridge Parkway; and
  2. Adjacent to Mansfield Road, just west of Baggett Branch Creek.
Please be aware, most construction equipment is equipped with audible, back-up warning devices.  These beeping warning devices are required by safety laws and cannot be disabled for nighttime work.  Pumps, chop saws, and other equipment will be also be operated through the night.

We do not anticipate temporary road closures associated with this work, other than construction equipment periodically crossing the road.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Feb, 1, 2016 - Update and Schedule
Tiseo Paving Company will continue various construction operations along the project, including water main, sanitary sewer main, and storm drainage improvements.  We will also continue moving dirt and forming the new roadway subgrade.

This month, we will be installing additional temporary concrete pavement in the area generally between Robin Road and Royal Vista Drive.  At some point, through traffic will be switched to this temporary pavement.  Franchise utility relocations (none City owned) also continue. The majority of the utility poles on the north side (State Park side) of Mansfield Road, between Anderson Road and Lakeview Drive, have been removed.  Many thanks go out to Oncor Electric, AT&T, and Time Warner Cable for their cooperation and coordination.

This month, weather permitting, we are hopeful to begin installing cement treated base (CTB) and an asphalt layer which will form the substructure for the new street pavement.  This will be the first of many phases of pavement operations which will take place on the project.  As hoped, this subsurface structure will be installed along the north side of Mansfield Road, generally between Anderson Road and Baggett Branch Creek.  In addition, we are hopeful to begin the construction of the north side bridge which will span over Baggett Branch Creek.

Increase in Construction Truck Traffic on Mansfield Road
Please be aware if things go as hoped including cooperative weather, this month will see a marked increase in the amount of construction operations equipment and materials moving on Mansfield Road.  Construction materials will be trucked to the construction yard on Anderson Road.  These materials will be mixed at the construction yard and delivered and installed along the project.

Upcoming Construction Phasing - Lake Ridge Parkway and Mansfield Road Intersection
The City of Cedar Hill continues to work with the contractor to explore the safest, most efficient ways to construct the improvements.  The Lake Ridge Parkway half of the intersection with Mansfield Road has numerous challenges including a complicated configuration with dedicated left-turn lane bays, installation of signal lights, and multiple construction phases of subgrade preparation, substructure installation, and final reinforced concrete pavement.

To facilitate this construction in the safest manor, including minimizing multiple rerouting of traffic through the intersection, the Lake Ridge Parkway leg of the intersection will be temporarily closed.  Traffic along Mansfield Road will remain open in both directions.  Lake Ridge Parkway traffic will be temporarily detoured onto Lakeview Drive to and from Mansfield Road.  The traffic signal light at the intersection of Mansfield Road and Lakeview Drive will be installed and will be operational prior to this temporary closure.  If weather conditions cooperate and all goes well, this closure should not be more than 6 to 7 weeks.  This proposed work/closure is likely still a few months away.  The City will look at a traffic managemnet system to be installed at Lakeview Drive and Mansfield Road prior to detouring Lake Ridge Parkway traffic onto Lakeview Drive. 

Monument Update
The Mansfield Road Improvements project includes the installation of a signature "Cedar Hill" monument structure to be installed in the median of Mansfield Road at Lake Ridge Parkway.  On the January 12, 2016, Cedar Hill City Council agenda, consent item 3 was a briefing on a proposed Citywide signage program which could set standards for landscape sign monuments throughout the City.  It is anticipated that City Council will take formal action on this matter.  This action could include the reconfiguration of the proposed Mansfield Road monument. 


Jan. 27-28, 2016 - Nighttime Sanitary Sewer Work
Wednesday night, January 27, through the morning of Thursday, January 28, 2016, the Mansfield Road construction contractor will be working through the night making modifications to the sanitary sewer system along Mansfield Road. This work must be performed at night while sanitary sewer usage is low.

This night construction will take place at the following locations:
  1. Adjacent to Mansfield Road, just east of Lake Ridge Parkway; and
  2. Adjacent to Mansfield Road, just west of Baggett Branch Creek.
Please be aware, most construction equipment is equipped with audible, back-up warning devices.  These beeping warning devices are required by safety laws and cannot be disabled for nighttime work.  Pumps, chop saws, and other equipment will be also be operated through the night.

We do not anticipate temporary road closures associated with this work, other than construction equipment periodically crossing the road.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Jan. 1, 2016 - Update and Schedule
Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year. Also, our continued thanks and appreciation for your patience and understanding with construction operations.

We will continue to work on installing water mains, sanitary sewer mains, and underground drainage improvements at various locations. Our main focus for these utility improvements is the area between Anderson Road and Lakeview Drive.  AT&T and other franchise utilities, none of which are City-owned, are also working at various locations with the main focus of work on the Lakeview Drive to Belt Line Road portion of the project. The goal is for work to progress along the entire length of Mansfield Road.

Excavation and placing fill to form the new roadway grade and amenities improvements continues.  Excavation on the hill between Lakeview Drive and Royal Vista Drive has begun. (Please see photos below.)

Track loader working


exposed rock 

Construction will continue as weather permits.  We will also continue to post traffic restriction notifications utilizing Notify Me®.  If you haven't already, please sign-up for Mansfield Road project specific notifications using the link at the top of this page.
 

Dec. 21, 2015 - Lakeview Drive is Now Open

As of December 11, 2015, paving improvements on Lakeview Drive are complete and the roadway is now open.

Please note, approximately the first 200 feet of Lakeview Drive, starting from Mansfield Road, will be replaced with the adjacent Mansfield Road paving operation.

As always, we thank you for your patience. 


Dec. 1, 2015 - Update and Schedule
If you have not already, please consider signing up with Notify Me® to receive text and/or e-mail notifications regarding the Mansfield Road Project.  Certain aspects of the construction will require traffic restrictions, and the City will utilize Notify Me® to provide advanced notifications.

We have completed the first half of the Lakeview Drive paving improvements.  Traffic has been switched over to the repaired side of the street, and construction is well underway on the second half of Lakeview Drive.  We are hopeful to complete the Lakeview Drive improvements before February 2016.

As a point of clarification, approximately the first 200 feet of Lakeview Drive, starting from Mansfield Road, will be replaced with the adjacent Mansfield Road paving operation.

We have installed the first of many traffic detours on Mansfield Road, and will continue moving dirt and performing various utility work throughout the project.  In December, we will begin installing underground utilities crossing Mansfield Road.  There are about 18 major utilities crossing Mansfield Road, including water mains, sanitary sewer mains, and storm drainage pipes.  During the utility crossing installation, Mansfield Road traffic will be restricted to one lane with flagmen/flag women staging one directional traffic around the construction.  These traffic restrictions will generally be limited from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please look for notifications via Notify Me.

Contractors for Oncor will continue working on relocating electrical lines.  AT&T contractors will continue with underground utility conduit installation along Mansfield Road between Lakeview Drive and Belt Line Road.

As always, we thank you for your patience.  Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.


Nov. 1, 2015 Update and Schedule
If you have not already, please consider signing up with Notify Me® to receive text and/or e-mail notifications regarding the Mansfield Road Project. Certain aspects of the construction will require traffic restrictions, and the City will utilize Notify Me® to provide advanced notifications of scheduled restrictions.

Late October rains, and related muddy constructions site, has limited some construction activities. Periodic rains are anticipated to continue.

During the month of November, weather permitting:

  • We will continue installing (dirt) fill and working on subgrade for the installation of temporary pavement on Mansfield Road between Lake Ridge Parkway and Lakeview Drive, on the south side of the roadway.  Once the subgrade preparation work is complete, temporary traffic lanes will be installed.  Placement of the pavement operation will require temporary Mansfield Road lane restrictions, which are anticipated to take place over several days, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Notify Me® advanced notifications will be sent prior to the restrictions.
  • An underground water main and underground sewer main will be installed crossing Lake Ridge Parkway, just south of the Mansfield Road intersection.  This construction will require closing one side of Lake Ridge Parkway and will shift two-way traffic to one side of the street.  (Similar to what is taking place on Lakeview Drive, between Lake Ridge Parkway and Mansfield Road.)  Once the underground utility construction is complete on the closed half of Lake Ridge Parkway, two-way traffic will then be switched to the other side of the street and the utility construction crossing Lake Ridge Parkway will continue.  Once these utility crossings are complete, both sides of Lake Ridge Parkway will be reopened.
  • The Lake Ridge Parkway half-street closure will take pace roughly between Mansfield Road and Lakeview Drive.  If things go well, the Lake Ridge Parkway traffic detour will take place over an approximate four (4) working day period.
In October, the first half of the Lakeview Drive pavement repairs have progressed very well.  In mid-November, we are hopeful traffic will be driving over the repaired pavement.  Thereafter, street pavement repair operations will begin on the non-repaired side of the street and two-way traffic will be driving on the repaired half of Lakeview Drive. Please be aware, approximately the first 300 feet of Lakeview Drive nearest Mansfield Road will be reconstructed with the Mansfield Road street paving construction. 

Along Mansfield Road, between Lakeview Drive and Belt Line Road, we will continue working on utilities, moving dirt, and removing trees.

As always, thank you for your patience.


Oct. 22, 2015 Update
Predicted rain has rescheduled Mansfield Road construction. Mansfield Road construction related traffic restrictions, previously scheduled to begin Thursday, October 22, 2015, have been rescheduled to begin Tuesday, October 27, 2015. This assumes cooperative weather takes place Sunday and Monday, and the ground is not too muddy.

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Oct. 19, 2015, through Oct. 24, 2015 - Scheduled Construction Operations
As a friendly reminder, the speed limit with in the Mansfield Road construction project has been reduced to 35 MPH.

On Mansfield Road generally Lake Ridge Drive and Mystic Shore Drive:
Thursday, October 22, 2015, temporary concrete street pavement will begin being placed abutting the south side of the existing street pavement.  This construction activity will require one of the two lanes of traffic to be closed.  Between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Mansfield Road traffic will be staged one direction at a time around this construction.  Flagmen will hold traffic back as opposite direction traffic is allowed to drive on the one lane around the construction.  Please expect delays.

This one lane traffic restriction is anticipated to continue through Thursday, October 29, 2015.  This assumes construction friendly weather continues and multiple other activities occur as scheduled.

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Following the installation of this temporary street pavement, traffic will be shifted onto the temporary pavement, and construction will take place on the north side of the road, within the area of the currently existing road.

Various other construction operations are underway including:
  • Lakeview Drive street repairs will continue.  Localized street repair - street concrete replacement - is anticipated to begin this week.  Localized street failure pavement removal and subgrade work will continue at other locations along Lakeview Drive.
  • Waterline replacement on Anderson Road will continue.
  • General tree clearing will continue on the north side of Mansfield Road.

Oct. 2, 2015

Work on Mansfield Road and Lakeview Drive is picking up momentum this week. Paving work on Lakeview is narrowing to one lane in places.

Cedar Hill police will be monitoring traffic on Mansfield Road to be sure everyone is observing the lower 35 mph speed limit in the construction zone from the Ninth Grade Center to the Joe Pool Lake bridge. Be alert to flag men in the area assisting drivers and construction equipment who have to share the road. Safety is a pirmary concern. Please allow for extra time when driving on Mansfield Road.

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September 2015
This project was advertised and the bids were received on June 30, 2015. The apparent low bid is within the budget. The construction contract for this project was approved by the City Council on August 11, 2015, and construction began September 28, 2015.

Franchised utilities have already begun relocating their facilities.

Engineer cost estimates for construction of roadway, hike and bike trail, landscaping, and water/sewer improvements is approximately $20.3M, including sewer and water line improvements.