Road repair and reconstruction…
The Council has directed staff to move forward on repairing and reconstructing the Chisholm Hills, Branding Iron, and Hilltop Trail roads. This will require the City to complete the audit, should be finished by the middle of next week, complete the design and engineering of the roads, and then competitively bidding out the project. This will take some time to work through, but we will be repairing and reconstructing the roads in an expedited time frame.
How we got here from a four-year plan includes significant staff and the Council discussion of what options allow the City to start the road repairs and reconstruction as quickly as possible. This led to adjustments within the budget, reducing two proposed full time positions and reallocation of other budgeted supplies and materials. This provides the funding source of the debt service payments using the existing $0.30/$100 of property tax currently being collected.
Further, the City has finished the data collection and analysis of the City’s Pavement Condition Index (PCI) utilizing the Federal Highway Administration’s manual survey method. This is the same methodology used by the Federal Government and major cities such as Dallas or Houston. We have also developed an interactive map that will be incorporated into the City’s GIS mapping system on the City’s website. It incorporates road segments, assigns an objective PCI value to each road segment, and will be utilized to better assess the order in which roads will be repaired and reconstructed.
You can read more about the PCI process here.