Tuesday, January 28, 2014

West Palm Beat blog | The Palm Beach Post » Blog Archive » WPB: Only half of city roads “good”

Our bigger municipal cousin to the north is having similar trouble with its roads and performed a survey recently to determine their condition. We are doing the same thing, perhaps using a different scale, to evaluate the conditions of our rights-of-way. Some of that on the Lake Worth side is determining if there are improved roads and required utilities to service some areas of the city. This is the background work being done as part of the Lake Worth 2020+ plan. Click title for link to an Eliot Kleinberg report.
A report released Monday by the city listed 46.9 percent of roads as “good,” 44.8 percent as “fair,” and 8.3 percent as poor.
On top of that, nearly 90 percent of the city’s alleys are listed as “poor,” director of engineering services and public works Danielle Slaterpryce told a city commission workshop Monday morning.
According to the study, it would cost almost $30 million over five years to bring all the roads up to a “good” rating.