LITTLE ELM, TX – A seven-month reconstruction project is scheduled to start on July 5 for the westernmost road in Little Elm. Dickson Lane from Eldorado Parkway to Hill Lane, essentially Little Elm’s southwestern Town limits, will result in a complete conversion of the two-lane blacktop into a wider concrete roadbed. Construction is scheduled to last until February 2018. “While the work was originally planned to take a full year, we’ve been able to shave off five months from the timetable by closing it and allowing the contractor full access,” says Town Engineer Kimberly Brawner, P.E. “Even though there will be no access on that stretch of road for seven months, the upside is that the construction will be accelerated.”
In addition to the reconstruction, which will widen the road from its current 18-foot width to a more accommodating 27-feet, the construction will include the laying of a new water main line and storm water drain system to accommodate drainage along Dickson Lane. “There is very little development along Dickson Lane, with limited residences. However, the Town recognizes that some commuters use it to access Eldorado Parkway from points west of Town,” said Brawner. “The inconvenience of closing it over the fall and winter will be mitigated once the new roadbed is complete.”
Concurrent with the reconstruction of Dickson Lane, the contractor will install a new water main and sewer line along the east side of Hill Lane from Dickson Lane north to Wellington Trace. “We appreciate the patience of motorists who use Dickson Lane, and ask for their cooperation while we reconstruct the roadway. We believe the final result will be well worth the inconvenience,” she added.