Forest Lake Reconstruction Project

On this page you'll find frequent updates about the Forest Lake Estates Reconstruction Project, including photos, traffic plans and additional information. Don't hesitate to call us at (903) 798-3948 if you have specific questions.

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June 29, 2018

Contractors are closing the section of Forest Lake Drive near the Kansas City Southern Railroad crossing in the Forest Lake subdivision on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The section of road will be completely closed to traffic. The work is estimated to take eight weeks before the road is reopened.

The Federal Railroad Administration has mandated that trains will have to blow their horns in the area until road work is completed, temporarily eliminating the Forest Lake and Lake Ridge Quiet Zones established in the area. Once the work on this section is completed, the Quiet Zones will be reinstituted.

Forest Lake Railroad Crossing

June 27, 2018

Forest Lake Drive West of the Rail Road (RR) tracks is nearly complete.  Crews are working on the last section here and also installing sod along the Right of Way (ROW) Forest Lake.  Crews have also completed a section East of the RR on the South side.  Crews are working to complete the intersection at Farmers Lane and finish up the remaining portion of Forest Lake East of the RR. 

June 7, 2018

Contractors are working on the completion of sod installation and landscaping on the side streets off Forest Lake Drive.  This is expected to be complete by the end of this week.  

Forest Lake Drive West of the Rail Road (RR) Tracks is nearing completion.  Remaining areas are the North side from Treasure Hill to the RR lanes, the North and South tie-ins to the RR Right of Way (ROW), the second half of the Treasure Hill intersection tie-in, and several driveway approaches.  They expect to have both lanes open in about 2 weeks.

Forest Lake Drive East side of the RR, concrete has been poured on several sections of the West bound lane.  The intersection with Farmers Lane may take several weeks to complete. 

April 23, 2018

Contractors have made great progress this spring to make up for the wet winter. Lakeridge and Ridge Row are complete. Crews are pouring East bound sections of Forest Lake, while also performing the finishing touches of Treasure Hill and Wood Bridge. Treasure Hill and Wood Bridge is expected to be complete in the next couple of weeks.

March 22, 2018-

The contractors have made some progress along Treasure Hill Rd and Forest Lake Dr to remove and replace sections of concrete over the last several weeks. Work has been slow due to the rainy weather, but the crews have managed to work quickly when weather was clear. The expected work to take place in the next month is to cut and replace sections of Forest Lake Drive Eastbound lane and Treasure Hill Rd Northbound lane.

February 9, 2018-
TEXARKANA WATER UTILITIES HAS THE MAIN WATER LINE SHUT OFF AT FOREST LAKE ESTATES DUE TO A BREAK IN A LINE. AT THIS TIME, IT IS UNKNOWN HOW LONG THE MAIN WILL BE SHUT OFF.

 January 25, 2018-

The contractors for this project have been stalled on work due to weather over the last several weeks. Crews will get back to construction work as soon as they can.

December 13, 2017-
TEXARKANA WATER UTILITIES HAS THE MAIN WATER LINE SHUT OFF AT FOREST LAKE ESTATES DUE TO A BREAK IN A LINE. AT THIS TIME, IT IS UNKNOWN HOW LONG THE MAIN WILL BE SHUT OFF. 

SERVICES RESTORED DECEMBER 14, 2017.

December 8, 2017-
Construction crews will be finishing on the remaining street portion of Woodbridge over the next couple of weeks. Crews will also be pouring the street portions of Treasure Hill and beginning work on Forest Lake at the Lakeridge intersection. 

Dug up area by road
Tractor moving dirt
Metal wiring outlining where road will be paved
Light cement area
Coned off area of road
Equipment on missing cement piece on road

November 8, 2017-
Construction crews have finished North bound lane of Woodbridge concrete. The South bound lane is still under construction. Crews have also finished work on the Eastern cul-de-sac of Treasure Hill, and are working on the East & West bound lanes of Treasure Hill, towards the Western cul-de-sac. Following this, crews will begin work on the South bound lanes of the portion of Treasure Hill connecting to Forest Lake Drive.

October 6, 2017-
Construction crews have finished the road reconstruction for Lakeridge, except at the intersection with Forest Lake. Also complete, is the North side of Ridge Row. The expected work for the next 2 weeks, weather permitting, is to dig up the South side of Ridge Row and prep for concrete. Crews will also be pouring the East side of Woodbridge in this timeline as well.

Woodbridge Cul-De-Sac being dug
Stop sign on road being worked on
Public Works vehicles on road

September 5, 2017-

Weather permitting, crews will be working on completing the Lakeridge North bound lane, from Ridgecrest to Forest Lake. Crews will also be working from Ridgerow Circle North to the cul-de-sac. Once completed, crews will pick up at Woodbridge for section removals and concrete replacement.

Workers on section of road needing to be paved
Excavation of side of road
Machinery digging up road lane
Dug up dirt by road
Flattened dirt on side of street
Driveway entrance
Street work being done by street sign
Man walking on cement street
Cement being flattened on dirt road
Edge of cement street surrounded by dirt
Cement being worked on, on street
Cement work being done on street
Aerial view of street work being done
Aerial view of cul-de-sac being built
Dug up street area
Workers on dug up street
Street half dirt half cement

August 17, 2017-
  
Crews are still working on Southbound Lakeridge and a small section of Woodbridge. Due to all the rain, progress has slowed. The subgrade is very wet and needs to dry out before we can finish subgrade improvements and pour concrete. The plan is to finish both lanes of Lakeridge first then move to the other sides streets (Treasure Hill, Woodbridge, Ridge Row, and Ridgecrest).
 

August 3, 2017-

We have opened the new Southbound section of Lakeridge Drive, North of Forest Lake Drive, to traffic. We would still like to caution everyone to watch for oncoming traffic in this area, since traffic will still be two-way on this new section at this time.

July 25, 2017-
Contractors have poured concrete to Forest Lake Drive. They are forming now from Forest Lake Drive to Ridge Crest Drive.

Cement street with dirt on either side
Wet cement being worked on
Bumpy cement on road
A worker flattening the cement
Blocked off road
Dirt and cement on excavation site
Gravel road half rocky half dug
Forest Lake Estates Reconstruction on road
Forest Lake Estates reconstruction tarp on road

May 18, 2017-

Contractors are still working on removing the concrete on Lakeridge Drive. You can access the contractor's schedule here. Here's a few photos of recent work:

Rocks that were dug up
Cones in middle of road half dug
Plastic divider on side of road
Weathered side of street
Pile or gray rocks by dug up road

May 11, 2017- 

Please see the construction schedule above for estimated dates.

May 3, 2017- 

The concrete crusher is on site today busting up the old concrete to make way for reconstruction. The crusher will complete much of the crushing today on Treasure Hill, Wood Bridge and Ridgecrest (rain or shine). Did you realize the concrete crusher does not have a driver? The operator uses a remote control to guide the piece of machinery.

Check out the crusher in action! 

May 1, 2017- 

Construction crews will begin removing existing concrete today to prepare for improvements. Work will begin on Lakeridge, and the side streets in that area, and move from north to south. Forest Lake will be the last street where concrete will be crushed and removed.

April 27, 2017- 

This project will consist of reconstructing all the concrete streets, over 1.5 miles, in the Forest Lake Estates area. Included in this project will be reconstructing the base underneath the pavement with lime stabilization, and in some cases, may include excavating out the unsuitable material and replacing it with select fill. The portion of Forest Lake Drive will be 8” of reinforced concrete, and all other streets will be 6.5” reinforced concrete.

Estimated construction start date is May 1, 2017, and estimated completion date is August 31, 2018. Construction will be split in 3 phases.

  • Phase 1 will be the construction of Lakeridge Drive, Treasure Hill Road, Wood Bridge Drive, and Ridgecrest Place
  • Phase 2 will be the construction of Forest Lake Drive from Lakeridge Drive to the RR Tracks
  • Phase 3 will be the construction of Forest Lake Drive from the RR Tracks to Highway 71

Residents will have access to their properties throughout construction, but portions of the roadways will be closed as well. Please refer to all road construction and detour signage.

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