Street Maintenance and Reconstruction Program
The City of Taylor continues to address the condition of streets in the city limits and how to maintain them. Over the years various methods have been tried but the ultimate hurdle is the cost to repair, rehabilitate, and maintain over 100 miles of city streets.
Street Maintenance and Reconstruction Committee 2014
In February, 2014, the City Council appointed a citizen committee to assist in exploring funding mechanisms and program options regarding a street maintenance program and to make recommendations concerning street reconstruction. Once a plan is in place this committee will also assist council in developing methods to educate the public and provide feedback as the process moves forward.
Ed Komandosky, Chair Dolores Garza, Vice Chair
In an effort to get feedback from the community the Committee held meetings around the city during the month of July, 2014. Participants were encouraged to complete survey forms and the survey results were presented to City Council on August 28, 2014. Results included residents from nearly all the streets.
In 2012, Sledge Engineering, LLC provided a detailed analysis and inventory of the streets, curbs and gutters, and infrastructure. The results is a comprehensive report and map of current street conditions that now serves as a working document to address these issues.
Phase I Street Renovation Program
On April 25, 2013, City Council approved the Phase I Street Renovation Program (link includes a map and list of streets) at a cost of $5.4 million dollars. This first phase will resurface all streets in the Downtown Area, resurface all other streets citywide considered Fair and bring them up to Good, and rebuild 1st Street. While this represents a small section of the city, it was critical to Council to get the program started as they continue to develop a plan to fund the ongoing maintenance and rebuilding of the remaining streets throughout the city. On April 24, 2014 council awarded the contract to Ramming Paving for this project.