Spiffing up our streets
Did you know that the City of Oklahoma City maintains more than 3,500 miles of roadways within the city limits? Oklahoma City is massive, and that means that a lot of time and effort goes into improving our infrastructure. Each year, the City’s Public Works department completes about $100 million in bond projects, which include street resurfacing, streetscapes, sidewalks, trails and bicycle infrastructure.
Alongside the bond program, the Better Streets, Safer Oklahoma City 27-month temporary penny sales tax was approved in 2017 that will generate $240 million of revenue for streets, sidewalks and trails. All of the planned City projects except for those related to water and wastewater improvements have been mapped, and additional information is available on the City’s website at www.okc.gov/pw. You can also see a list of Better Streets Safer City projects available at www.okc.gov/bettersafer.
Want to learn more about how the Public Works department improves your neighborhood streets? Read a recent Q&A with Shannon Cox, Public Works public information and marketing manager, at VeloCityOKC.com.