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. Glenmore, Shepherd Streets, from Sixth Street to Irving Boulevard

    Periodic lane closures will occur on Glenmore and Shepherd Streets, from Sixth Street to Irving Boulevard, for utility improvements and street paving. The project begins July 27 and runs through May 2021. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Serve Your City

    Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive: Neighborhood Meeting Feb. 13 to Discuss Phase 2A Improvements

    Residents are invited to join the City of Irving CIP Department for a Road to the Future neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 to discuss paving and utility improvements on Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive scheduled to begin July 2018. Read on...
  10. City Hall, Irving, Texas

    Hawthorne and Abelia Streets: Neighborhood Meeting Feb. 6 to Discuss Paving, Utility Project

    Residents are invited to join the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Department for a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 to discuss paving and utility improvements on Hawthorne and Abelia streets scheduled to begin July 2018. Read on...
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