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Irving: Investing in Our Future

Posted on: February 1, 2022

City Approves Improvement Projects Along Hard Rock Road, Pioneer Drive

House in background. Banner: Hard Rock and Pioneer Improvements Project

The Irving City Council unanimously approved two contracts on Dec. 9 for construction on Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects along Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive. 

Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive Phase 2A Improvements Project

The council approved an $8 million contract for the Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive Phase 2A Improvements Project. The long-awaited project will provide improved traffic flow, water and wastewater capacity, and drainage to an area that has seen a continued surge in construction growth and development.

The Hard Rock/Pioneer Drive project will include concrete roadway paving and installation of sidewalks, street lights and brick paver crosswalks. Additionally, crews will improve the storm drainage system in the area with concrete box culverts, storm pipes and retaining walls. Improvements will also be made to water and wastewater mains. 

The project is part of the Road to the Future program and will include the city’s CIP, Water Utilities and Traffic and Transportation departments. Funding for the project includes $1.3 million from Dallas County. The county is funding a portion of the project because Hard Rock Road serves as a frontage road for State Highway 161. 

Hard Rock/Pioneer Drive project construction is anticipated to begin in February and is slated for completion by the end of 2023. 

Pioneer Drainage Improvements Phase I and Phase II

A $5.77 million contract for Pioneer Drainage Improvements Phase I and Phase II was awarded by the City Council during the Dec. 9 meeting. The project will help with residential drainage in the area.

The Pioneer Drainage Improvements Phase I and Phase II project supports the city’s Drainage Solutions for a Better Tomorrow program, as well as the future Cedar Drive and Carroll/Delaware Paving Projects, which are part of Road to the Future. The drainage project will include the installation of about 2,700 linear feet of large-diameter storm pipe from Delaware Creek to North Delaware Street. Crews will also install the storm pipeline under the BNSF Railway tracks. Funding for the project is through the city’s Municipal Drainage Utility fund. 

The Pioneer Drainage Improvements project will begin in June and is expected to be completed by summer 2023. 

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