Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Public meetings explaining the “Lake Worth Neighborhood Road Program”: Year Three and what to expect.

Remember what happened on
November 8th, 2016:

Following that vote the editor at The Palm Beach Post wrote, “Lake Worth is poised for some major upgrades following residents’ approval — by a whopping 69 percent — of a $40 million road repair bond; and a little help from the sales tax hike.”

Have you been planning on or interested in attending one of these public meetings about Year 3 of the Lake Worth Neighborhood Road Bond Program? More information is below about these well-attended meetings. In the meantime if you have any questions here are the, “Three ways to contact us” at City Hall:

These exciting and informational “Year 3 Project Neighborhood Meetings” have created so much public interest and it’s wonderful to see the public so involved. The previous two meetings (July 12th and July 18th) about the progress in District 1 and District 4 were packed to overflowing. These public meetings are being held on Thursdays at City Hall from 6:30–8:30:

Upcoming meetings:

  • July 26th: District 3 [Double booked! See below for another very important public meeting scheduled on this day at the Casino Ballroom].
  • August 9th: District 2.

Bring your questions!

Cannot attend one of these upcoming meetings but need to know about things such as, “What if my street isn’t included on the Neighborhood Road Program?”

The Neighborhood Road Program is funded through a general obligation bond issue intended to expedite repairs of City roadways in worst condition. The Public Services Streets Division operating and maintenance (O&M) budgets are being increased each year over the next five years to keep pace with required maintenance work for the balance of roadways throughout the City. In accordance with the Roadway Master Plan Study update that was completed in 2016, the City is striving to achieve the annual budget recommendations necessary to repair and maintain those roads that are not in the program, along with the curbing, sidewalks, signage, and striping.

To see the entire list of common FAQs about the Neighborhood Road Program click on this link.

And whilst on the topic of our roads and
traffic here in this little City. . .

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In attendance will be County Commissioner Dave Kerner, Lake Worth Commissioner Omari Hardy, staff from PBC Engineering and Public Works and reps from Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT). Click on this link to learn more.