The City of Dallas is looking to increase the amount of money it spends on making repairs to streets and alleyways. But some question if the allotted funds will be enough.
Potholes, crumbling pavement, and fading lane lines are enough to drive anyone behind the wheel crazy.
Last week’s ice and snow storm melted over the weekend to reveal many highways littered with potholes. Many who stayed home at that time, are now finding the holes an obstacle in the daily commute.
So, you’re driving after the North Texas ice has finally melted. Great! Then, bam you hit a gigantic pothole. Sorry. And unfortunately those dips in the pavement and asphalt are going to get worse before they get better.
The long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.
Dallas streets are like the weather…no matter what the condition everyone seems to complain. But the city council faces enormous challenges trying to keep them viable, and claims it really needs about $900 million to fix all its damaged streets.
With an expected crowd of 40,000 people for the St Patrick’s Day parade and surrounding events, the Dallas Police Department will be closing a number of streets in the Greenville Ave area.
As of Noon Tuesday, Dallas’ Department of Street Services continued its sanding operations at Ice Force Level 1. Crews focused on bridges, overpasses, inclines and critical public safety areas.
Anytime a bond package has been passed to help fix Fort Worth’s roads two percent of the money has been set aside for art projects. But in its next bond package the city says it needs more of that money for roads.