Road Bond Information and Status Updates

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Updated January 22nd, 2015: The Kyle City Council received a presentation from City staff during the January 20th council meeting regarding the status of the five roads scheduled for upgrades as part of the $36 million Road Bond Improvement Package approved by voters in the May 2013, general election. The five road improvement projects include the reconstruction and expansion of N. Burleson Street, Bunton Creek Road, Goforth Road, Lehman Road, and the extension of Marketplace Avenue.

The presentation also included an updated schedule for the beginning of the construction phase of each project. The roads were originally planned to begin construction over five years to spread out the bond debt. The construction schedule has been updated in order to take advantage of current low interest rates on the bonds and to avoid the continuing increase being experienced for construction labor and materials. The updated schedule to begin construction of each road is:

  • Goforth Road - June, 2015, 
  • Bunton Creek Road - September, 2015 
  • Marketplace Avenue - October, 2015 
  • Lehman Road - March, 2016
  • N. Burleson Street - November, 2016

An update on the cost of the bond sales was also given. In March 2013, the preliminary estimate for the property tax impact of debt service payments on the $36 million dollar road bond package was projected at $0.2075 per $100 of taxable assessed valuation.  As of January 2015, City staff has updated the property rate impact based on current tax base, interest rates, project schedule, and projected costs for the five roadways. 

The updated property tax impact of debt service payments on the $36 million dollar road bond package is estimated to range $0.1300 to $0.1700 per $100 of taxable assessed valuation.  It should be noted that the revised property tax rate impact is an estimate at this time and that a number of variables will determine the actual impact including but not limited to the timing of bond sale, interest rates, credit rating, repayment structure, tax base valuation, project schedule, and final costs. 

Information about each individual road is available below. 

 

N. Burleson

A two-lane reconstruction from Miller to Lockhart, the roadway will be widened to three lanes from Lockhart to the new Marketplace extension with sidewalk gaps completed on the west side of the roadway, and a three lane new location construction extension to IH35 southbound frontage road. Read more...

 

Bunton Creek

Plans are underway to fully reconstruct the majority of Bunton Creek Road from the IH 35 E. Frontage Road to approximately 0.25 miles West of Lehman Road. The existing roadway’s surface from 0.25 Miles West of Lehman to Lehman will be restored with hot mix leveling and an overlay.  Several water and waste water improvements are proposed for inclusion in the roadway plans. Read more...

 

Goforth

Plan development is underway for the full reconstruction of a three and four lane facility.  The proposed roadway improvements will facilitate the movement of traffic through the Susie Fuentes Elementary School and adjacent Subdivisions. Read more...

 

Lehman

The majority of the existing roadway will be fully reconstructed to a two lane facility with additional left turn lane(s) added at cross streets, RR 150, and Lehman High School (four lanes) to facilitate the movement of traffic through Lehman road. The existing low water crossings will be improved minimizing any future road closures as the road will sit approximately fifteen feet higher from what it does today at Lake Kyle Park. Read more...

 

Marketplace Ave

Preliminary engineering has commenced on Marketplace Avenue with the collection of data available on Plum Creek. A preliminary Roadway alignment and possible roadway configuration and cost will be presented to City Council early spring of 2015. Project Development will proceed afterwards based on direction provided by City Council. Read more...