In this short video, City Manager Thomas Bonfield informs residents of the City's plans to smooth out streets to ensure that Durham continues to be a great place to live, work and play.
With funding from recent bonds totaling $37.5 million, Durham is on track to smooth out some of the City’s worst streets by the end of 2012. The City has already made progress by repaving more than 100 miles of streets throughout Durham.
Residents can expect to see work get under way in April to finish the job – to repave another 150 miles of streets in the city. Since last December, the City has worked to ensure that repaving can start at the very beginning of the paving season. In fact, four companies are ready to hit the ground running to repave streets that have been ranked as poor or very poor.
The City is dedicated to continued transparency and accountability as bond funds are spent. In order to complete all repaving projects associated with bond funds:
The City's goal is to keep residents informed on progress. This website will be updated frequently to keep residents in the loop on how tax dollars are being spent.
There are also plans to build ongoing street repaving funds into future budgets so this deferred maintenance backlog does not occur again. That means the City will be able to maintain streets at a fair or better condition during their 20-year life cycle. Plus, the City’s long-term financial and strategic plans, both of which include ongoing street maintenance, means Durham has a fiscally sound plan for moving forward.
We are committed to smoothing out our streets to continue to make Durham a great place to live, work and play. Residents are encouraged to bookmark www.DurhamOperationGreenlight.org to remain informed on our street repaving progress.