Council could move ahead with major road project

Oct 4, 2011

The Commerce City Council meets Tuesday night in special session to address the future of the city’s aging roads.

City Manager Marc Clayton is seeking direction from council on how to go about pursuing a three year project estimated at just under $4 million.

A recent street index study conducted by Halff Associates outlined the needs of every street in Commerce. With limited funding, it is now up to the council to prioritize what roads need fixed immediately. Texas A&M University-Commerce has agreed to provide approximately $900,000 toward the total project that would improve roads bordering campus, including Lee Street, Stonewall Street and W. Neal Street.

Clayton says the city will need to issue new debt to move forward on the project, as street improvements were not a part of the current fiscal year budget.