Denton Asks Residents to Weigh in on Street Repair

Committee to look at bond $20 million bond proposal

By Sara Story
|  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 7:24 PM CDT
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Denton is putting up a $20 million bond program for a vote and wants residents' input on how to spend the money on reconstruction of existing streets if it passes.

Sara Story, Denton County Reporter

Denton is putting up a $20 million bond program for a vote and wants residents' input on how to spend the money on reconstruction of existing streets if it passes.

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Drivers in Denton may soon see some major improvements on their city streets.

The city wants to pour millions of dollars into the reconstruction of existing roads and is asking residents for input.

If voters approve a bond program Denton is developing, the city would pour $20 million into the reconstruction of existing streets.

"We have been growing quite a bit and have had a lot of resources that have been dedicated to new construction and new streets and new infrastructure, but we haven't been able to keep up with the old infrastructure that we've had," said Bryan Langley, Denton's chief financial officer.

Langley said the city has a list of streets that need repair but wants residents to get involved and say which projects are the most important.

The Citizen Bond Advisory Committee will work with city leaders to figure out where to spend the bond money and how to improve the community.

The City Council has already appointed some of the members and will make the final appointments next week. The bond election will be held in November.

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