A citizens advisory committee that began meeting in August worked with the public to provide project recommendations to City Council. A final list was presented Jan. 12 for feedback.
“The need for transportation projects in Georgetown far exceeds the targeted $50 million,” the advisory committee stated in a presentation. “We are concerned that a single project—SE Inner Loop—plus allocations will consume all the targeted amount, potentially to the exclusion of other important projects.”
In addition to the top 10 projects ranked and recommended, $7 million in allocations are proposed to be included in the bond package for stand-alone projects, including: $2.5 million for sidewalks, $1.5 million for bicycle facilities, $1.7 million for intersections and $1.3 million for transportation technology.
If a transportation mobility bond is to be on the May ballot, then it must be called by the Feb. 9 City Council meeting because the state’s deadline to file for a place on the May 1 ballot is Feb. 12.
The item will be on the agenda for the Jan. 26 council workshop, where staff will seek direction on a final selection of roadway projects and the extra allocations.