Proposition #1

Streets

$45,975,000

The Streets & Road Improvements project will work on approximately 130 lane miles of roadway to rehabilitate existing travel lanes, replace and upgrade drainage facilities and curb and gutter, reconstruct intersections, create new travel lanes, reconstruct existing driveways and sidewalks where needed, and upgrading signal infrastructure with improved technology.

Year 1 Projects included Judge Ely Boulevard, West Lake Road, Antilley Road, Catclaw Drive, and the beginning of utility improvements for Ambler Avenue.

Year 2 Projects began in spring of 2017, and are the continuing of Ambler Avenue and work beginning on Hardwick Road, North Third Street, South 20th Street, Texas Avenue, the Central Business District (CBD) East HMAC, South of Downtown Abilene (SoDA) Phase 1, and various traffic signal improvements.

Year 3 Projects will begin in the spring of 2018 and include Old Anson Road, Pioneer Drive, North Willis Street, Industrial Boulevard, Central Business District (CBD) West HMAC, South of Downtown Abilene (SoDA) Phase 2.

Project Status

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Under Construction
    March 2, 2018 

    Completed Intersections:
    Ambler & N. 10th, Willis, Mockingbird, Old Anson Rd, Grape; Hickory & Pine

    Next to be completed:
    Ambler & Treadaway; Judge Ely & East Hwy 80; Pine & N. 13th; Pine & N. 10th; N. 3rd & Mockingbird

    October 2018 
    Design Process  Spring 2016 A Design Contract has been awarded to Iteris, Inc. This contract is to design all of the traffic signals and controls for all of the 2015 Bond Street projects. The design team is currently working with City Staff to design traffic signal improvements. 

     

    Forty eight intersections will receive new equipment, sixty seven new signal timing plans will be installed as well as one completely new intersection at Industrial Blvd. and Maple St.

    Other improvements included in this project:

    • New hardware and software to optimize traffic signal operations—this will improve travel times, reduce delay, and reduce wear and tear on vehicles.  It will also decrease fuel consumptions for all road users.
    • Automatic alerts sent when field equipment has issues that need to be addressed before effecting traffic flow—allowing staff to be proactive instead of reactive to field issues.
    • Upgrading the 1960’s electro-mechanical equipment downtown to modern, digital equipment, as well as much needed upgrades to the other intersections.
    • Vehicle detection improvements that will detect bicycles in the intersection—this will yield the ability to provide traffic data for signal adjustments as needed and allow the intersection to become more efficient by measuring vehicle demand and adjusting adaptively. It will also reduce the times when a traffic signal changes indications (colors) when nobody is there.
    • Safety improvement by replacing old metal electrical pull boxes with new fiberglass ones as well as removing old power service and replacing with new weatherproof housings.
    • Pedestrian head upgrade to countdown style to better communicate crossing times with cross walk users.
    • Audible pedestrian systems to several intersections, which will include directions, street names, and visual and audio queues for crossing streets.

     

    Complete List of Intersections:

    • North 6th St & Hickory St
    • North 6th St & Cedar St
    • North 6th St & Pine St
    • North 6th St & Walnut St
    • North 5th St & Hickory St
    • North 5th St & Cedar St
    • North 5th St & Cypress St
    • North 5th St & Pine St
    • North 5th St & Walnut St
    • North 4th St & Hickory St
    • North 4th St & Cedar St
    • North 4th St & Cypress St
    • North 4th St & Pine St
    • North 4th St & Walnut St
    • North 3rd St & Hickory St
    • North 3rd St & Cedar St
    • North 3rd St & Cypress St
    • North 3rd St & Pine St
    • North 3rd St & Walnut St
    • North 2nd St & Hickory St
    • North 2nd St & Cedar St
    • North 2nd St & Cypress St
    • North 2nd St & Pine St
    • North 2nd St & Walnut St
    • North 1st St & Cedar St
    • North 1st St & Pine St
    • Ambler Ave & Willis St
    • Ambler Ave & Mockingbird Ln
    • Ambler Ave & Old Anson Rd
    • Ambler Ave & Grape St
    • Ambler Ave & Hickory St
    • Ambler Ave & Pine St
    • Ambler Ave & Treadaway St
    • North 6th & Mockingbird Ln
    • Judge Ely Blvd & Hwy 80
    • North 3rd & Mockingbird Ln
    • Pioneer & South 14th St
    • Willis St & South 14th St
    • North 18th St & Pine St
    • North 13th St & Pine St
    • North 10th St & Pine St
    • North 10th & Hickory St
    • Industrial Blvd & Maple St

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  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Bid Awarded
    January 25, 2018 Bid awarded to Bontke Brothers Construction by City Council  180 Days
    Design Process January 25, 2018 Project Design Complete  

     

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Bid Awarded
    February 8, 2018 Bid Awarded to J.H. Strain & Sons by City Council 180 days 
    Design Process February 8, 2018 Project Design Complete 

     

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Design Process April 2018 Project Design Complete TBD

     
    Part of the Central Business District (CBD) Hot Mix Project. East HMAC was completed in 2017. West HMAC will include Grape to Hickory from North 1st to North 6th.

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Design Process April 2018 Project Design Complete  TBD

     

Improvements Scheduled after 2018:

  • Corsicana Ave. (Texas Ave. to Benbrook St.)
  • Hartford St. (Veterans Blvd. to Clack St.)
  • Leggett Dr. (S. 7th St. to S. 1st St.)
  • N. 1st St. (RR tracks west of Wall St. to Pioneer Dr.)
  • Vogel St. (Danville Dr. to Grape St.)
  • Butternut St. (Treadaway Blvd. to S. 1st St.)
  • N. 6th St/Legget Dr. (N. 1st St. to Grape St.)
  • S. Willis St. (S. 32nd St. to S. 14th St.)
  • T&P Ln. (E.S. 11st St. to Sandy St.)

Completed Projects

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Completed
    June 2018  Project Complete!  
    Bid Awarded
    January 11, 2018
    Bid awarded to J.H. Strain & Sons by City Council 180 days 
    Design Process January 11, 2018 Project Design complete 


  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Completed
    June 2018  Project Complete!  
    Bid Awarded
    January 25, 2018 Bid awarded to Contract Paving Co. by City Council 180 days 
    Design Process January 25, 2018 Project Design Complete 

     

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    November 2017  Construction complete!  
    Design Process
     Spring 2017 Design complete, construction to begin May 2017  Fall 2017
    Design Process Spring 2016 The Design Contract for this project has been awarded to the local firm Jacob & Martin. The project is currently under design.
  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    November 17, 2017  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Construction Complete!  
    Under Construction
    May 9, 2017 Road Construction begins Fall 2017
    Under Construction
    Aug 30, 2016  Utility improvement projects under roadway begin 
    Design Process   Design complete   
    Scheduled 2016 Planning Improvements, scheduled to begin in 2017

    Phase 1 - Ambler Avenue utility improvements began construction in August 2016. This project, funded by Water Utility Department cash reserves, is replacing the underground water and sewer lines before work on the roadway can begin.

    Phase 2 - After the Ambler Avenue utility improvements are complete in spring 2017, the street will be repaved from Danville Drive to Treadaway Boulevard.

    January 2017 Updates

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    August, 2016  Construction complete!   
    Under Construction 4/6/16  Construction begins  June 2016
    Bid Awarded 1/12/16   Bid awarded
    Design Process  3/28/16 Design phase ends

    Design Process  Fall 2015 Design phase begins   

    Antilley Road from Buffalo Gap Road to Directors Parkway was repaved, and bicycle signs were added. Construction was completed in August 2016.

    May 2016 Updates

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    Aug 24, 2016  Construction complete!  
    Under Construction
    May 2, 2016 Construction begins  Sept 2016
    Bid Awarded Feb 9, 2016  Bid awarded 
    Design Process Feb 2016 Design Phase ends


    Judge Ely Boulevard was reconstructed from East Highway 80 to East North 16th Street, and repaved from East North 16th to Ambler Avenue. Construction was completed in August 2016, ahead of schedule and under budget.

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    Aug 28, 2016  Construction complete!  
    Under Construction Mar 29, 2016 Construction begins Aug 2016
    Design Process March 2016   Design phase ends
    Construction scheduled to begin 3/28/16
     
    Bid Awarded Jan 26, 2016 Bid awarded  

    West Lake Road from Ambler Avenue to Anson Avenue was widened and reconstructed, with paved shoulders and culvert improvements. Construction was completed in August 2016, ahead of schedule and under budget.

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    May 2016

  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    Oct 17, 2016 Construction complete!  
    Under Construction May 2, 2016  Construction begins Oct 2016
    Design Process March 28, 2016 Design phase ends

    Bid Awarded  Feb 23, 2016  Bid awarded  
    Design Process Fall 2015  Design phase begins 

    Catclaw Drive from Rebecca Lane to Curry Lane was reconstructed, adding curbs and gutters. Construction was completed in October 2016.

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  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete April 6, 2017  Construction complete!
    Under Construction Spring 2017 Construction begins Spring 2017  

    Dub Wright to Hwy 277 S.
  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    May 31, 2017 Construction complete - Grand Opening!  
    Under Construction
     April 2017 CBD Hot Mix construction begins Summer 2017
    Design Process
     Spring 2017 CBD Hot Mix design complete
    CBD Concrete design underway 
     
    Design Process Spring 2016 The Design Contract for the project has been awarded to the local firm enprotech/Hibbs & Todd. The project is currently under design


  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    June 7, 2017  Construction complete - Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening!  
    Under Construction
     April 2017 Construction begins  Summer 2017
    Design Process  Spring 2017 Design complete

    Sayles Blvd. to Treadaway Blvd.
  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    May 25, 2017 Construction complete!  
    Under Construction
    April 2017  Construction begins  Summer 2017
    Design Process Spring 2017 Design complete

    Willis St. to Hickory St.
  • STATUS DATE  DETAILS TARGET COMPLETION
    Complete
    September 19, 2017 Construction complete!  
    Design Process  Spring 2017 Design complete, construction set to begin Summer 2017

    Beltway S. to Antilley Rd.