Drivers on East Rogers Lane are facing some delays this week, but the payoff will be a better driving experience.
Ellsworth Construction’s mill and overlay work between Northeast Flower Mound Road and East Cache Creek is the first of 10 road upgrades planned across Lawton. It’s part of a $1.55 million project that will use asphalt to transform rough roads into smooth surfaces while extending the life of those roads by five to eight years. It’s all part of what Mayor Stan Booker has dubbed Ten Wins For Citizens, a concept that is focusing time, effort and materials on streets. In all, 41 streets have been identified for the mill and overlay program, with Ellsworth awarded the contract for the first 10 (the remainder are expected to be addressed in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2024).
Most of the streets will undergo mill and overlay, meaning work crews will grind off the top surface, then apply a fresh coat of asphalt. But in some instances, where concrete streets were identified, those streets will simply receive an asphalt overlay.
Ward 4 Councilman George Gill said Ellsworth will finish East Rogers Lane before moving to East Cache Road between Northeast Flower Mound Road and Northeast 45th Street. The work will mean some lane and closures while the work is being done, Gill said. In all, the entire project is slated to be complete in 90 days, weather permitting.
Other streets to be upgraded by Ellsworth in coming weeks are:
• Northwest 17th Street, West Gore Boulevard to Northwest Ferris Avenue;
• Northwest 53rd Street, Cache Road to West Gore Boulevard;
• Northwest 31st Street, West Gore Boulevard to Northwest Arlington Avenue;
• Northwest 6th Street, West Gore Boulevard to Northwest Ferris Avenue;
• Bishop Road, South 11th Street to Southwest 6th Street;
• Willow Creek Drive, Mickelgate Boulevard to Northwest 76th Street;
• Pollard Avenue/Northwest 43rd Street, Northwest 42nd Street to Northwest 46th Street; and
• Crystal Hills Drive, West Gore Boulevard to Southwest 76th Street.