The city of Richardson is planning to seek reimbursement from Dallas County on six road improvement projects.
Richardson officials said they are looking for financial assistance for construction projects for Type B roads, which are identified as having cross-county importance and support regional mobility. Type B roads are specifically designated by Dallas County throughout nine cities. The scope of construction on these roads is limited to maintenance and repair, according to Richardson officials.
According to city documents, there are 21 roads within Richardson that qualify as Type B roads.
Richardson and Dallas County entered into an agreement to partner on Type B road maintenance in December 2017. This agreement requires both parties to approve a Project Specified Agreement in advance of the work. This partnership is currently set to expire at the end of 2022.
The city approved four Type B roads projects in 2021 at a total cost of $945,000. Spanning 8.1 lane miles, these four rehabilitation projects are the completed Buckingham Road rehabilitation project, the Centennial Boulevard project, the Polk Street rehabilitation project and the Prestonwood Street project. The final three projects are set to begin by the summer 2022.
This year, the city has identified six street rehabilitation projects that total 28.2 lane miles. These include Collins Boulevard from US 75 to Campbell Road, Arapaho Road from US 75 to Bowser Road, Campbell Road from US 75 to Plano Road, Coit Road from Roundrock Road to Dumont Drive, Belt Line Road from Waterview Drive to Weatherred Drive and Belt Line Road from Walton Street to Plano Road.
According to city documents, these road rehabilitation projects will focus on maintaining/repairing pavement to extend the service life of the streets. Other work includes removing and replacing deficient concrete pavement, removing and replacing asphalt overlay and replacing striping.
Each of these six projects has a different timetable for completion. The Collins Boulevard and Campbell Road improvement projects are scheduled to be done later this year, while the Arapaho Road, Coit Road and both Belt Line Road improvement projects are slated to finish in 2023.
City officials estimated that the 2022 street rehabilitation projects are expected to cost more than $4.21 million. Under the Project Specific Agreement, both Richardson and Dallas County would be required to fund half, or just over $2.1 million, of the projects' costs. Richardson is still required to manage the projects, which will be done through the city’s Street Rehabilitation Program.
A Project Specified Agreement for the 2022 projects is expected to be presented to the City Council for consideration during its April 25 meeting.
City of Richardson looking to partner with Dallas County on road improvement projects
The city of Richardson is planning to seek reimbursement from Dallas County on six road improvement projects. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)