SAN ANGELO, Texas — The City of San Angelo released a September 2021 street update this week, giving residents details on what to expect for streets now and in the future.
Back in 2015, funding from the San Angelo City Council at the time began after there were countless complaints about road conditions within the city. Council at that time committed to allocating $80 million over the course of 10 years to a major reconstruction project.
As of now, the streets near completion are downtown Chadbourne, North Chadbourne and Bell streets, and Southwest Boulevard.
These street improvements don’t just include pavement construction, but also provisions like utility rehabilitation, water draining corrections and improving pedestrian safety and access. The city is using the best material possible to ensure longevity in the street quality.
“We are making sure we're putting in a street that's gonna give us the return on that investment and will last a long time. We know the streets have been neglected forever but our recent council and the council back in 2015 really started that ball rolling and gave us the resources we needed to make these improvements going forward,” COSA Assistant Operations Director Patrick Frerich shared.
Some projects did have to be delayed because of weather in San Angelo, but it won’t stop the City from getting the job done.
“The rains have really hindered our progress on construction so it’s pushed our due date or our deadline dates back a little bit. But we’ll take the rain regardless, it just slows down our construction projects,” Frerich said.
He went on to explain how San Angelo residents deserve nothing but the best quality roads and the city is doing the best they can to provide that.
The streets part of the next phase of street repairs in the city are 29th, Jackson, Howard and Chadbourne streets, College Hills and Edmund boulevards, Rio Concho Drive and Glenna Street.