The city of Denison is asking residents near Perrin Estates not to park on the street during business hours starting Monday as it begins its 2018 series of street overlay projects. This follows more than $2 million of street overlay work at was done by the city in 2017.
“This is one of our many street rehabilitation projects,” Bobby Atteberry, Denison public works director, said Friday in a news release. “This project represents our commitment toward continually making our roadways better.”
The city’s efforts to revitalize its aging street infrastructure started in 2015 with the creation of its Pavement Management Plan. Following this, the city invested more than $2.2 million in pavement projects in 2017 using funds acquired from its annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Block Grant Development Grant program.
Following this initial investment, the city pledged to contribute about $670,000 annually for road improvement projects, with 10 percent dedicated to sidewalk improvements. For this line of improvements, Mackey said the city is prepared to invest $480,000 this year. The primary goal of the project is to bring the average score of Denison streets on the pavement condition index to 65, officials said.
The construction will start with streets in the Perrin Estates area, including Twining, Pershing MacArthur and Mundt Circle. Other streets that will be covered in the latest slate or improvements include Acheson, Bond, Heron, Hull and Main, among other roads.
The initial milling work will start on Oct. 1, with asphalt work following near Oct. 16. In total, officials estimated that the construction project will be ongoing for about 90 days. For more information, please call the public works department at (903) 465-2720 or visit www.cityofdenison.com