Our Mayor, City Council Members, and staff have been listening very carefully to our citizens for the past several years. As a result, we have funded more road improvements over the past five years than ever before.
The spreadsheet included in the 2023-24 Road Repair & Reconstruction report (PDF file) communicates the commitment this council and city staff have made and will continue to make regarding road replacements and repairs. Streets take a long time to build, as they include extensive design, engineering and constructions phases. It is important to remember that when roads are replaced the drainage, water, and sewer infrastructures are also replaced. These added costs and inherent time delays are often not considered by the general public. It is our practice to not build new streets over 20-50 year old utilities. Additionally, we must work and coordinate with other non-city utilities, such as gas and fiber optic lines, etc.
We have committed approximately $72 million to road replacement and repair. This includes projects from the last five years as well as current projects that are funded and under the design phase. Additionally, we are planning an estimated $36 million in future road projects. Our City Council, over the past several years, has committed more to street replacement/repair than at any time in the past. The totals amount to approximately $100 million tax dollars at work for street repair and replacement.
Haltom City, Texas