Bidding to begin for Hughes Ranch Road Project in July 2018
The $32 million Hughes Ranch Road Project presently has 90% of its designs completed and submitted to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for review. Remaining design work is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. The following review phase is expected to carry over into 2018, lasting approximately five months. Construction bidding for the project is expected to begin in July 2018, with construction to begin in Fall 2018.
Hughes Ranch Road has been on the City’s Thoroughfare Plan as a planned four lane raised median boulevard for over ten years. The project will reconstruct Hughes Ranch Road between Cullen and Smith Ranch Road from a two lane asphalt open ditch roadway to a four lane concrete curb and gutter boulevard for a distance of 2 miles. The project includes approximately 13,000 linear feet of noise barrier along the major subdivisions, lighting, and landscaping. Additional water line infrastructure will be constructed in coordination with this project to fill in the gaps of the current water system. The roadway will provide enhanced safety and improved access to adjacent subdivisions, Challenger Elementary, Dawson High School, SH 288 and the SH288 Toll lanes. This project is in line with City Council’s Strategic Priority of having a Sustainable Infrastructure.