Road to the Future

Road to the Future

Irving has officially launched its new program, "Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years," supporting road reconstruction and rehabilitation across the city.

Resident surveys consistently have shown road maintenance and improvement is the highest ranked priority throughout the city. In response, the current Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) incorporates the proposed Long-Term Financial Plan recommendation to dedicate revenues equivalent to one cent of the property tax rate to street projects.

In addition, the growth in taxable values has created additional capacity to issue bonds. With this in mind, city staff continues to develop plans to achieve the goal of investing $100 million in street improvements over five years. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 CIP plan includes $1.1 million in pay-as-you-go capital funding for street rehabilitation. This will increase to $2.2 million in FY 2017-18 and also will allow for the capacity to sell an additional $22.5 million in debt for street reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Director Casey Tate and Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the April 21, 2017. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles of roadway in the city, as well as which roads will be prioritized for repair. For comparison, to maintain all the city's roadways continuously, staff estimate it would cost $800 million annually. The city's current budget provides $2 million for road maintenance. The Road to the Future program will provide $100 million dollars for road maintenance over a five-year period.

  1. 2021 Road to the Future Progress Report – Maintenance Operations Only

    Members of City Council's Transportation and Natural Resources Committee heard an update from the Traffic and Transportation Department, Street Division, regarding the annual Summer Asphalt Overlay Program, as part of the Road to the Future program. Read on...
  2. Paving work done on Second Street in Irving, Texas.

    Streets Crews Begin Work Early on Summer Overlay Project

    For the second year in a row, the City of Irving Traffic and Transportation Department’s Streets Division has started road construction ahead of schedule. Read on...
  3. A patched road that will be replaced in the Conflans Project water/wastewater improvement project.

    City's Water, Wastewater Improvement Project to Affect 132 Properties

    The $5.4 million Conflans, Huntingdon, Lincolnshire, Little John and Nottingham Water and Wastewater Improvements Project will maintain and extend water, wastewater and stormwater systems in the area. Read on...
  4. Paving work done on Second Street in Irving, Texas.

    Summer Overlay Project Kicks Off Ahead of Schedule

    Irving residents will see crews rehabilitating roads ahead of schedule as part the city’s Road to the Future Summer Overlay Project. The milling and overlay work on residential streets usually begins in June. This year, construction began April 20. Read on...
  5. An update on the Road to the Future project.

    Road to the Future: Year 3 Projects to Begin

    A resurfacing project on Second Street in Irving will be the first in the next round of road improvement projects. They are all part of Irving’s five-year "Road to the Future" initiative. Read on...
  6. Hawthorn Street, looking south

    Construction Slated for Hawthorne, Abelia Streets

    Construction is expected to begin this month on Hawthorne Street from the westbound frontage road of Irving Boulevard to West Pioneer Drive, and Abelia Street from North Rogers Road to Thompson Street. Read on...
  7. Person reviews architectural plans for the upcoming reconstruction of Hawthorn Road and Abelia Stree

    Watch: Hawthorne Road, Abelia Street Project Update

    A South Irving neighborhood is getting major street upgrades. Watch to see what is planned for Hawthorne Road and Abelia Street. New pavement and new water lines are just a couple of the improvements in the works. Read on...
  8. Public Meeting: Hawthorne, Abelia Streets Reconstruction

    A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Oct 23 in the First Floor City Council Conference Room at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. to discuss street reconstruction on Hawthorne and Abelia Streets. Read on...
  9. Road Construction Ahead sign

    Westwood, Mistletoe, Fair Oaks Drives; Cherrywood Court

    Beginning Aug. 6, intermittent moving lane closures will occur between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday, on Westwood Drive, from Tim Markwood Park to Cherrywood Court for wastewater line improvements. Read on...
  10. Road to the Future

    N. Story Road, from Massasoit Street to W. Grauwyler Road

    Beginning Aug. 13, the right southbound lane of N. Story Road will be closed from just south of Massasoit Street to just north of W. Grauwyler Road for wastewater improvements. Work is expected to run through the end of November, weather permitting. Read on...
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