Why are roadway improvements included in some of the projects in the proposed 2019 Bond?
The 2019 Bond proposal includes funds for improvements to two roadways in association with the proposed construction of Middle School #2 and Elementary School #6.
If voters approve the bond, Middle School #2 will be located on Old Weatherford Road (see map of proposed bond projects). This road is under the jurisdiction of the City of Fort Worth. The City of Fort Worth requires that the district improve this road along the property frontage. In addition, Old Weatherford Road is in need of improvement, and as always, the district is working to (1) make passage to and from our schools as safe as possible and (2) avoid significant traffic delays to the largest extent possible.
If voters approve the bond, Elementary School #6 will be located on FM 5 in Annetta (see map of proposed bond projects). FM 5 is a roadway on the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) system, and under TxDOT jurisdiction. Given that the school will create additional traffic flow to and from the school, TxDOT looks to the district to make improvements to the road to facilitate that additional traffic flow. In addition, as always, the district is working to (1) make passage to and from our schools as safe as possible and (2) avoid significant traffic delays to the largest extent possible.
While the proposed bond includes funds for roadway improvements, the district is actively working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the TxDOT on securing other funding and coordinating efforts on both of these roadway projects.