The Neighborhood Road Program will
transform the community and our citizens’ lives
Lake Worth Voters Approve Neighborhood Road Bond
Voters in the City of Lake Worth overwhelmingly approved the proposed Neighborhood Road Program in the November 2016 election. Approximately 67% or two-thirds of the voters supported funding the program through a general obligation bond of $40 million.
The Neighborhood Road Program is the City’s largest capital improvement project to date and will dramatically improve transportation throughout the City’s residential areas. The majority of the design work for the first phase has already been completed as part of Lake Worth 20/20, a previous program that was proposed but never started.
Paving the way for success
Now that funding for the City of Lake Worth’s transformative Neighborhood Road Program has been approved, the project will soon kick into high gear. Most of the design work for the first phase has been completed under the former Lake Worth 20/20 program, and bids for construction will be coming in over the next few months. The much-anticipated Neighborhood Road Program—the largest capital improvement project in the history of the City—is expected to break ground this summer.
“Our citizens having been living for years with potholes and poor neighborhood roads,” explains City Manager Michael Bornstein, “and when completed this project will fix those conditions.”
The roadways have been evaluated using a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) that takes into consideration a variety of factors. The data shows that the 116 miles of neighborhood roads in Lake Worth have declined significantly and continue to deteriorate. The first roads to be fixed will be those with the worst PCI indexes and that need water and utility repairs, as well. That way, all of the repairs can be done simultaneously, which will speed up the process.
Then roads will be repaired according to their PCI indexes alone, with the worst roads being first in line. Besides fixing potholes and general poor road surfaces, the project will improve transportation through traffic-calming devices and by adding features such as curbs, sidewalks, and signage where appropriate. The roads will also better comply with American with Disabilities Act regulations.
The scope of the project is huge, and keeping the citizens informed of the scheduled repairs and progress is a key to its success. “We have to be conscious of traffic in construction areas and careful not to overload neighborhoods,” continues Bornstein. “To ease congestion, we will communicate to our citizens the best routes to travel to and from their homes.”
The Team at Work for You
Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents Council
South Palm Park
ASST. CITY MANAGER
WATER UTILITIES DIRECTOR /
Brian Shields, P.E.
PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR
Jamie Brown, CFM, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP
ASST. WATER UTILITIES DIRECTOR
Julie Parham, P.E.
ASST. PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR
Giles Rhoads, P.E.
Engineering and Construction Management
Baxter & Woodman / Mathews