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Proposition A

The issuance of $154,000,000 of public securities for Street Improvements, and levying a tax in payment thereof.

If approved by the voters in the Nov. 5, 2019 election, Proposition A will allocate funding for constructing, reconstructing, or extending streets, roadways, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic control signals, street lighting, medians, and other related transportation infrastructure improvements, including the acquisition of land and easements for such purposes (see complete bond proposition language).

As part of the development of the proposed bond program, the Special Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee (SCBAC) considered potential bond program projects and developed funding levels for the bond program based on the cost of the potential projects. The City Council further evaluated the SCBAC list of potential projects and their cost to arrive at the bond proposition amounts. The City council considered the following projects and their associated cost to develop the proposition funding levels. 
 
The potential projects detailed represent the program the City Council intends to undertake to accomplish the intent of the approved bond propositions; however, projects may change. In that event, the Council may direct that proceeds be expended for other projects within the voter-authorized purposes of each proposition.
 
Note: Bond issuance schedules and estimates are dependent upon a variety of factors and subject to change.

streets

  • Project Description
    The proposed 2019 bond program would provide funding for the design and reconstruction of aging street infrastructure throughout the City. In addition to the street itself, curb and gutters, sidewalks, traffic signals, turn lanes, medians, and other components may be included in a street rehabilitation project.

    The Street Rehab Program is focused on rebuilding existing streets that have reached the end of their useful life. These streets are evaluated and given an Overall Condition Index (OCI) score.  

    The Street Rehab Program intends to prioritize the rehabilitation of roadways with the lowest condition scores (OCI scores of 20 or less). The City also intends to focus on one-time comprehensive neighborhood roadway infrastructure projects that complete both streets and utilities improvements.

    The street segments included in the proposed Street Rehab Program (see below) include streets with an OCI score of 20 or less and streets located in three neighborhood areas. The proposed streets included in the program may be subject to modification as road conditions change.
     
    street rehab program
    Click on the icon below to view a GIS map showing street segments within the City of Denton Street Rehab Program.
     

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    Streets with OCI Score of 20 or Less
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    Neighborhood Streets - Area 1
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    Neighborhood Streets - Area 2
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    Neighborhood Streets - Area 3
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  • Bond Funding
    Funding Calculation in Proposition A: $70,000,000

    The funding amount is inclusive of design, rights of way acquisition, construction, contingency, inflation, staff, contracting, and performance incentive costs. The funding amount is an engineering estimate of City of Denton costs at project completion.
  • Project Outcome
    In terms of mileage, local streets account for the largest percentage of roadways and serve to connect houses, schools, parks, and other neighborhood destinations.  A street rehab program allows the City to address areas where local streets can no longer be effectively repaired through routine maintenance.

    Reconstruction of roads that are at or near the end of their useful life allows the newly constructed roads to be incorporated into the City's roadway maintenance program. 
  • Timeline
    Estimated Project Timeline: Ongoing

    If approved, the street rehab program design phase would commence in the first year that funds are available.  The specific start and end dates of street construction projects are dependent upon a number of factors and would be set on an annual basis.

Sidewalks

  • Project Description
    The proposed 2019 bond program would provide funding for the construction of sidewalks.

    Sidewalk infrastructure would be installed according to the City's sidewalk prioritization plan.  The plan seeks to close existing sidewalk gaps and install new sidewalks within one-quarter mile of schools within the City of Denton.  

    Installing or improving pedestrian routes to schools allows the City of Denton to pursue federal matching funds for sidewalk projects.

     
    Sidewalk prioritization plan
    Click on the icon below to view a GIS map showing sidewalk segments within the City of Denton sidewalk prioritization plan.

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  • Bond Funding
    Funding Calculation In Proposition A: $12,000,000

    If approved, the City anticipates funding $2,000,000 in sidewalk improvements annually over a six-year period. The proposed funding amount is an engineering estimate of City of Denton and includes design, right-of-way, and construction costs.
  • Project Outcome
    The sidewalk program is expected to increase the quantity of sidewalks and improve pedestrian and non-vehicular mobility options and connectivity within the City of Denton's sidewalk network.
  • Timeline
    Estimated Project Timeline: Ongoing

    If approved, the sidewalk program construction would commence in the first year that funds are available. The start and end dates of specific sidewalk segments is dependent upon a number of factors. Generally, projects would be prioritized to address routes to schools.

Bonnie Brae Street (v, vi, & vii)

  • Project Description
    The proposed 2019 bond program would provide city funding for Bonnie Brae Phases V, VI, and VII to widen approximately three miles of Bonnie Brae Street from Scripture Street to Loop 288 and build a continuous four lane divided road along this route.

    The bond program would provide matching funds for Phases V, VI, and VII, which are parts of a larger reconstruction and widening project for Bonnie Brae. Phases I, II, III, and IV are either complete or currently underway and will widen the road from Vintage Boulevard to Scripture Street.
     
    Project Maps (Print/GiS)
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    Roadway Configuration
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  • Bond Funding
    Funding Calculation in Proposition A: $27,000,000

    The funding amount is inclusive of design, rights of way acquisition, construction, contingency, inflation, staff, contracting, and performance incentive costs.  The funding amount is an engineering estimate of City of Denton costs at project completion, taking into account contributions from other governmental jurisdictions.
  • Project Outcome
    Completion of the project is expected to result in a reduction in current traffic congestion. The project may also reduce future congestion expected in the Bonnie Brae corridor, particularly those areas adjacent to the planned construction of a new Denton High School at 3001 Bronco Way.

  • Timeline
    Phase V: Scripture to U.S. 380
    Estimated Project Start: March 2023
    Estimated Project End: February 2025

    Phase VI: U.S. 380 to U.S. 77
    Estimated Project Start: March 2019
    Estimated Project End: February 2022

    Phase VII: U.S. 77 to Loop 288
    Estimated Project Start: January 2024
    Estimated Project End: June 2026

Hickory creek road

  • Project Description
    The proposed 2019 bond program would provide funding for the widening of approximately one mile of Hickory Creek Road from Riverpass Drive to FM 1830 (Country Club Road) to four lanes.

    The project would include the realignment of Hickory Creek Road at the Hickory Creek crossing from its current curved configuration to a linear path that takes the road directly across the creek and associated flood plain. 

    This project is part of a larger reconstruction and widening project for Hickory Creek Road with the goal of a continuous four lane divided road along Hickory Creek Road from FM 2499 to FM 1830. The widening of Hickory Creek from Riverpass Drive to FM 2499 is currently under design and construction.
     
    Project Map (Print/Gis)
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    Roadway Configuration
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  • Bond Funding
    Funding Calculation in Proposition A: $34,000,000

    The funding amount is inclusive of design, rights of way acquisition, construction, contingency, inflation, staff, contracting, and performance incentive costs.  The project funding takes into account the construction of several bridges which will span flood prone areas. The funding amount is an engineering estimate of City of Denton costs at project completion.   
  • Project Outcome
    The expansion of Hickory Creek Road is anticipated to reduce traffic congestion. The realignment of the road as it intersects FM 1830 is expected to improve the line of sight for motorists and eliminate the curved portions of the road.

     

  • Timeline
    Estimated Project Start: October 2022
    Estimated Project End: August 2024

Ryan road

  • Project Description
    The proposed 2019 bond program would provide funding for the widening of approximately two miles of Ryan Road, from Teasley Lane to Country Club Road, from a two-lane road to a three-lane road.

    The new configuration would include an 11-foot center turn lane so motorists may move out of travel lanes to decelerate or stop in anticipation of left hand turns.
     
    Project Map (print/gis)
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    Roadway Configuration
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  • Bond Funding
    Funding Calculation in Proposition A: $4,000,000

    The funding amount is inclusive of design, rights of way acquisition, construction, contingency, inflation, staff, contracting, and performance incentive costs. The funding amount is an engineering estimate of City of Denton costs at project completion.
  • Project Outcome
    The anticipated addition of a center turn lane would allow for an improved flow of traffic as motorists making left hand turns off Ryan Road will have the ability to move out of a moving lane prior to turning. 

    The expected impact is a decrease in congestion along Ryan Road, particularly during peak traffic.
  • Timeline
    Estimated Project Start: October 2022
    Estimated Project End: December 2023

street lighting

  • Project Description
    The proposed 2019 bond program would provide funding for the design and construction of street lights along major thoroughfares that carry a significant amount of pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic, and where street lights could not be added during construction or reconstruction of the roadway project. 

    If approved, the City would prioritize street lighting projects with an emphasis on larger unlit or under lit thoroughfares.
  • Bond Funding
    Funding Calculation in Proposition A: $7,000,000

    The proposed funding amount is an estimate by an external engineering design consultant and includes both design and construction costs.
  • Project Outcome
    By constructing street lights along major corridors, pedestrians and cyclists are more likely to be visible to motorists under a continuous corridor of illumination, particularly on roadways with higher rates of speed.  Additionally, increased or improved lighting can also improve cross street traffic visibility for motorists.
  • Timeline
    Estimated Project Timeline: Not yet determined

    The street lighting projects are anticipated to occur in the latter half of the current six-year bond issuance schedule.  This estimate is highly dependent upon the timing of each year's bond issuance and is subject to shifting within the six-year schedule.