Construction Projects

This page is intended to keep all residents and visitors up-to-date on current projects which may impact traffic conditions as you navigate University Park. We will also provide regular updates on social media. 

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May 2017 - Over the next 18 months there will be several construction projects in the Park Cities.  As the map below indicates, many of the projects will involve Highland Park Independent School District campuses.  Others projects are located on major arterial streets including Hillcrest Avenue and Preston Road. 
 


Traffic Congestion/Neighborhood Updates
From time to time, these project are likely to create traffic issues.  The City will be doing its utmost to inform you, in a timely manner, of things you need to know through our social media platforms.  The City will also be collaborating with the Highland Park Independent School District, the Town of Highland Park and Southern Methodist University on the distribution of construction-related information.  

          
Highland Park ISD Projects

       

Town of Highland Park Projects

       
Holmes Aquatic Center - City of University Park
HPUMC Tolleson Center - Highland Park United Methodist Church
Park Plaza - SPC Hillcrest LP

 
Mile Per Year Projects - City of University Park:
4200 Block of Amherst/Stanford
Southeast Section of City

Mile-Per-Year Project - Alley in the 4200 Block of Amherst/Stanford -- March 2017 to August 2017
 
On March 20, 2017, the City will begin its next mile-per-year project to replace aging water and sanitary sewer mains and alley pavement in the Amherst/Stanford alley between Westchester and Douglas. Because work requires the removal of alley pavement and installation of a temporary water main, there cannot be any alley access during construction. Weather permitting, all work will now be completed by August 2017. 


 


Project Contacts:

City of University Park
Harry Shearouse, IM Superintendent Office:  214.987.5465 Cell:  972.345.3825
Jacob Speer, Dir. Public Works Office:  214.987.5400  
For Sanitation questions and missed collection, dial 311. 

Mile-Per-Year Project - Southeast Section of City -- March 2016 to June 2017

Updated 3/9/17


In March 2016, the City began its next mile-per-year project to replace aging water and sanitary sewer mains and alley pavement.  Project work is being handled in four phases.  Weather permitting, all work will be completed by June 2017.
  
1st Phase - Completed - Involved the 4200-4300 blocks of the Normandy/San Carlos alley. 
 
2nd Phase - Completed - Involved the 4400-4500 block of the Stanhope/ Shenandoah alley and is currently underway.

3rd Phase - Completed - Crews returned to the 4200-4300 blocks of Normandy to install a water line in the street that will service a fire hydrant.  This work will improve fire- fighting capabilities for the neighborhood.  
 
4th Phase - In February crews will proceed to the alley serving the 4200-4300 blocks of McFarlin/Larchmont.  This portion of the project is currently underway and should take about four months to complete. 
 
Alleys blocked to traffic

This project will result in some inconvenience for residents who live nearby.  During replacement of the utilities in the alleys, alley access will be completely restricted.  Residents will be notified in advance of closures and receive other location specific information.  The City will also use social media to keep the community up-to-date on the project’s progress.

This project continues the City’s mile-per-year program that began in 1992.  The effort sets aside money for the replacement of roughly a mile of water and sewer pipes each year. The alleys identified in this project were selected because of repeated water main breaks and deteriorated sewer mains.

This project, approved by the City Council in November 2015, has a total budget of $2.2 million to include design, construction, testing, and contingencies. 



Map shows project work sites.  Blue indicates alley work, and Green indicated street work. 


Project Contacts:

City of University Park
Mark Rushia, Inspector Office:  214.987.5426 Cell:  214.649.8718
Jacob Speer, Dir. Public Works Office:  214.987.5400  
Flow Line Construction, Inc
Anthony Gideo, Superintendent Office:  214.390.2848 Cell:  940.230.7951

Holmes Aquatic Center -- September 2017 to May 2018

Following budgetary approval, improvements to the City's Holmes Aquatic Center (HAC) is slated to begin this fall. Renovations include new buildings, an updateed concessions area, a first aid station, family-style restrooms, meeting rooms, an updated mechanical and pump room equipment. The renderings below show how the new buildings will look once completed. If City Council approves funding, construction is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2018 pool season.


 

Project Contacts:

City of University Park
Gerry Bradley, Director of Parks & Rec Office:  214.987.5486

HPUMC Tolleson Center -- Spring 2017 to Fall 2018

Construction of the Tolleson Family Activity Center is expected to begin in May 2017. Part of the Highland Park United Methodist Church complex, this new facility in the current location of the Biggers Building at 5817 Hillcrest, will include two levels of underground parking and three floors of program space that will house Special Needs, Youth, and Recreation Ministries. In addition to a new gymnasium, the project will provide additional worship spaces, classrooms, dedicated sensory and motor skills spaces, and a teaching kitchen.


 

Project Contacts:

Rogers O'Brien Construction
Donnie Tidwell dtidwell@r-o.com

Park Plaza -- Summer 2017 to Fall 2018

The Park Plaza project involves the demolition of the former Chase Bank building on the corner of Hillcrest and Daniel and the construction of a mixed-use development, featuring office space, retail shops and restaurants.


Rendering - North elevation as seen from Daniel Ave.  Subject to City Council approval of the detailed site plan

Project Contacts:

Rogers O'Brien Construction
Donnie Tidwell dtidwell@r-o.com