City of Midland moving forward after roadway bond passes – KWES NewsWest 9/ Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX:


The issues these days will not be the issues of tomorrow. With the Midland road bond passing, now the city can get a jump start on the procedure.

"We understood 3 years ago, we had major issues with our road system. With the 5-year strategy, we acknowledged we need a bond that large adequate to make this happen," said Engineering Provider Director, Jose Ortiz.On Tuesday night, both proposals for roadways and utilities passed and city personnel isn't really taking any breaks. In 2 weeks, come Nov. 21, the Midland City board will start the primary step to issue the ask for proposals for the very first 4 tasks. These projects consist of Taylor and Hicks Opportunity with utility work, plus Greentree Boulevard and Cuthbert Opportunity however without utilities, considering that those roadways do not need utility improvement. After, the city will provide the very first $25 million in bonds.

"I'm simply incredibly thrilled," stated Midland City Councilman, J. Ross Lacy. "To finally get a win for the City of Midland and have long-term funding in location for capital improvement projects, this is a great step in the right direction. At last, the City of Midland can actually begin moving us forward and getting ready for the future growth we're going to experience."

Although the city's drain tasks are separate from the road bond, the bond can make minor enhancements to flooding areas like Garfield Street.

"Exactly what happens is they pump it uphill underground, then it comes from out underground, and decreases the seamless gutter, and down the valley gutter on Garfield Street. We're going to put a storm drain pipe that links to the Scharbauer Draw system to eliminate that," said Lacy.The city staff

hope they can get the funding in time by February of 2018, which is the estimated time Midlanders may begin seeing construction for energies. As soon as warmer weather condition methods, the asphalt will begin getting placed.For a map of the

roads that will be repaired, click here.