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Section 8: Urban Street Program

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Summary

This policy establishes the project selection criteria for the Urban Street Program. It also provided the distribution of $18,000,000 to the districts for the 1996 Urban Street Program.

Urban Street Program Criteria

  • Certain city streets in urbanized areas with populations of 50,000 or more are eligible for this program.
  • Streets must be classified as collectors or higher to be eligible.
  • The metropolitan planning organization will select the projects with TxDOT district concurrence.
  • Distribution of program allocation will be based on the urbanized area population from the current official U.S. Census.
  • The program will be a bank balance program, with the program’s authority lapsing in four years.
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards will be applied to reconstruction or added-capacity projects. Pavement restoration projects will be developed to existing or higher pavement standards based on current traffic.
  • The city will pay 100 percent of storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveways, right of way, utility adjustments, and environmental mitigation (i.e., sound walls, etc.).
  • Texas Department of Transportation will pay 80 percent of grading, base, pavement (no preventive maintenance projects, such as thin overlays and seal coats), cross drainage, pavement markings, guard fence, and other safety features. The city will pay 20 percent of the above items.
  • Consultants will be used for plans, specifications, and estimates preparation. The cities will escrow funds for Texas Department of Transportation to select, manage, and pay the consultants.
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    $18,000,000 distributed to districts as follows:

    Study Area

    1990 Urbanized Population

    Percent Population

    Distribution $18 million

    Abilene

    107,836

    0.948

    $170,640

    Amarillo

    157,934

    1.389

    $250,020

    Austin

    592,008

    4.942

    $889,560

    Brownsville

    117,676

    1.035

    $186,300

    Bryan-College Station

    107,599

    0.946

    $170,280

    Corpus Christi

    270,006

    2.374

    $427,320

    Dallas-Fort Worth

    *3,344,137

    29.406

    $5,293,080

    El Paso

    562,838

    4.949

    $89,820

    Harlingen-San Benito

    79,309

    0.697

    $125,460

    Houston-Galveston

    3,088,325

    27.157

    $4,888,260

    Jefferson-Orange

    232,401

    2.044

    $367,920

    Killeen-Temple

    196,586

    1.729

    $311,220

    Laredo

    123,651

    1.087

    $195,660

    Longview

    76,429

    0.672

    $120,960

    Lubbock

    187,906

    1.652

    $297,360

    McAllen-Pharr

    263,192

    2.314

    $416,520

    Midland-Odessa

    205,671

    1.809

    $325,620

    San Angelo

    85,408

    0.751

    $135,180

    San Antonio

    1,129,154

    9.929

    $1,787,220

    Sherman-Denison

    55,522

    0.488

    $87,840

    Texarkana (Texas only)

    42,310

    0.372

    $66,960

    Tyler

    79,703

    0.701

    $126,180

    Victoria

    55,122

    0.485

    $87,300

    Waco

    144,372

    1.270

    $228,600

    Wichita Falls

    97,151

    0.854

    $153,720

    TOTALS

    11,372,246

    100.000

    $18,000,000

    * This number includes the population of the cities of Denton and Lewisville



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Purpose

To establish the project selection criteria and allocate the funds to the various districts for the Urban Street Program that provides reconstruction and restoration of certain city streets.

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Responsibility

Transportation Planning and Programming Division - programming

Design Division - plan approval and letting

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Reference

Current Policy: Minute Order 104774, December 21, 1994

Supersedes:

Reference: Minute Order 104479. October 27, 1994

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