Street infrastructure remains a top priority for the City of Amarillo. The organization continues to invest in our street assets and strives to provide maintenance services in the most efficient, effective, and economical manner.
We are currently working hard to complete the many road projects authorized by the voter approved bonds in 2016 including resurfacing the majority of our residential streets in all four quadrants of the City. Once we have completed our residential bond maintenance program, the City will be back on a 10-year cycle maintenance program for residential streets instead of the current timeframe of 15 years or more in some cases. We are researching and using the latest methods for street maintenance, not only for cost effectiveness but for a better driving experience for all citizens.
This past year we completed over $12 million in bond-related street projects and an additional $8.4 million dollars in general fund projects toward maintenance and improvements of our streets and alleys. This coming year we are projecting an investment of $15 million on capital street maintenance projects and $4.1 million on new street construction.
We will continue to explore solutions for the aging streets in our City and make data driven decisions to ensure that we are making the best decisions possible.