City of Waco may invest millions in street repair

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 19:52:44-04

The City of Waco may soon be spending millions on repairing roads.

Larry Holze, the spokesperson for the City of Waco, said they are looking to invest $17.1 million into city streets, that's a 70 percent increase from last year's budget.

He said the nearly 700 miles of streets throughout the city have been deteriorating over the years due to aging and extreme weather conditions, but the city hasn't had the money to do the necessary repairs.

"It may be some crack sealing, striping, coating. That will all be looked at," Holze said. "It won't impact anybody else's taxes, we're not increasing their taxes at all," Holze said. " We're keeping everything the same, it's just re-prioritizing and looking at what we're going to shift around."

The city budget as a whole will be presented during the upcoming city council meeting on Aug. 7. If approved, it will then take effect on Oct. 1.

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