The Kyle City Council heard updates on the Burleson Road and Goforth Road bond package projects at the September 16th City Council meeting. The council heard from the engineering companies working on each road and discussed options to keep the roads on budget. After hearing the presentations, the council gave the following directions to city staff:
Goforth (presentation attached below)
Burleson (presentation attached below)
The city council is scheduled to hear an update on the Lehman Road project at their regularly scheduled meeting on October 8, 2014.
The Kyle City Council has approved the engineering contracts for the $36 million road bond package approved by the voters in last May's general election. The engineering is the first phase of the multi-year program to improve transportation in Kyle.
Kyle Voters authorized $36 million dollars to expand and reconstruct five important roads in the city. The bonds will finance engineering and design services and construction, repair and improvements of five road projects identified during the City’s Visioning Process conducted in 2012.
The road projects included are the reconstruction of Burleson, Lehman, Goforth, and Bunton Roads as well as the extension of Marketplace Avenue to Burleson Road.
“Engineering the roads will take from 9 months to as much as 18 months depending on the road,” said Leon Barba, City Engineer for the City of Kyle. “Each road has different components and factors that will influence the length of the engineering process. We hope to have the first road under construction by the end of 2015.”
The City Council will make final decisions on the order of the roads to be constructed.
“We are glad that we are able to get the design phase of these projects underway,” said Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson. “We realize that our residents have trusted us with investing $36 million dollars of their money to make the much needed improvements in their roads and we are committed to making every dollar count.”
The total impact on the tax rate is estimated to be about $.20 per $100 of valuation on the average Kyle home.
The road projects are planned to be phased in on a yearly basis with actual bond sales timed for each project. The road engineering is the first phase with construction for each road following each year. The council will also have the option to slow down or accelerate the project based on various economic factors. This will help to keep any future tax increases needed to pay the debt service on the bonds to a minimum and give the City time to allow for growth in its tax base and to also pursue other funding opportunities.
Kyle Voters authorized $36 million dollar to expand and reconstruct five important roads in the city. The bonds will finance engineering and design services and construction, repair and improvements of five road projects identified during the City's Visioning process conducted in 2012.
The road projects are the reconstruction of Burleson, Lehman, Goforth, and Bunton Roads as well as the extension of Marketplace Avenue to Burleson Road. The total impact on the tax rate is estimated to be about $.20 per $100 of valuation on the average Kyle home.
The information attached below is designed to give Kyle residents as much information as possible about the bonds and the associated projects.The information is presented for educational purposes only and is subject to change as the project progresses
Future opportunities for public participation will be listed on this web page. Contact information for your city council members is available here.