Forest Vista Drive Reconstruction Project Phase II (Morriss to Chancellor)

Project Update 

The sidewalk on the south side of Forest Vista Drive between Chancellor Drive and Morriss Road is closed during Phase 1 of the construction project. Forest Vista Drive pedestrian crossings at Chancellor Drive and Upton Lane are also closed during Phase 1. Pedestrians can access neighborhoods south of Forest Vista Drive by using Sherwood Drive at Morriss Road or by using the signalized pedestrian crossing on Forest Vista Drive located west of Lake Forest Boulevard. Phase 1 is anticipated to be complete on Tuesday, December 8.

Forest Vista Drive Project Update September 2020

Why this Project is Needed

Staff has identified pavement failures along Forest Vista Drive, which will worsen over time. Forest Vista Drive also has poor drainage in some areas. The water line along Forest Vista Drive will be replaced because of its age and past maintenance issues.

Forest Vista Drive Sidewalk Issues

Forest Vista Drive Sidewalk Pavement Failure

Forest Vista Drive Pavement Failure

Forest Vista Drive Pavement Failure

Forest Vista Drive Ponding Water

Forest Vista Drive Ponding Water

Project Limits

The Forest Vista Drive project spans from Chancellor Drive to Morriss Road.The project consists of a complete reconstruction of the four-lane divided roadway and replacement of a 12-inch water main.

Forest Vista Drive Project Scope

Reconstruction Process

  • Traffic controliImplementation – lane closures are required in construction zone
  • Tree removal as required – trees within street right-of-way, which are in close proximity to street pavement or sidewalk will need to be removed since the trees will have their root structures damaged from construction or the trees will damage the new pavement
  • Pavement removal – demolition of existing pavement
  • Underground utility work – existing utilities may need to be adjusted due to the street reconstruction project
  • Water main installation – a new 12-inch water main will be installed with Phase 1
  • Subgrade placement and stabilization – pavement subgrade consisting of clay soils require lime stabilization to enhance the engineering properties of the soil 
  •  Pavement and sidewalk placement – new concrete
  • Traffic control relocation or removal – lane closures will move with phasing
  • Landscaping, irrigation, and final clean-up

Project Phasing/Traffic Control

  • Phase 1 – Outer eastbound lane of Forest Vista Drive includes water line installation and pavement reconstruction between Chancellor Drive and Morriss Road
  • Phase 2 – Pavement reconstruction of inner eastbound lane and left turn lane of Forest Vista Drive between Glen Vista Court/Upton Lane and Morriss Road
  • Phase 3 – Pavement reconstruction of outer westbound lane of Forest Vista Drive between Chancellor Drive and Morriss Road
  • Phase 4 – Pavement reconstruction of inner westbound and eastbound lanes of Forest Vista Drive between Chancellor Drive and Glen Vista Court/Upton Lane
  • Phase 5 – Pavement reconstruction of inner westbound lane of Forest Vista Drive between Glen Vista Court/Upton Lane and Morriss Road
  • Sidewalks and ramps will be constructed at the end of phases or after completion of street reconstruction – contractor will not construct sidewalks on both sides of Forest Vista Drive simultaneously
  • Access will be maintained to neighborhoods throughout the duration of construction, short detours may be required
  • Note, project phasing is subject to change at any time during construction

Forest Vista Drive Project Phasing

Forest Vista Drive Project Phasing

Project Schedule and Updates

  • Project Schedule
  • Projected Start: Monday, August 17, 2020
  • Project Duration:
    • 270 Days for substantial completion
    • 330 Days for final completion
  • Projected Substantial Completion: May 14, 2021
  • Projected Final Completion: July 13, 2021
  • Project schedule could be affected by unforeseen events such as utility conflicts or inclement weather
  • Project Notification – use the following links to stay current on the latest project news

Summary

  • Phase 1 will begin with installation of water line within the outer eastbound lane of Forest Vista Drive
  • 2-way traffic will remain open on Forest Vista for the project duration
  • Access to neighborhoods will be maintained
  • Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, August 17, 2020
  • Project schedule could be affected by unforeseen events such as utility conflicts or inclement weather

Questions

If you experience problems or have concerns or questions about the project, feel free to contact:

Dale Crown, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer
Town of Flower Mound
972.874.6302
Dale.Crown@flower-mound.com