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Posted on: April 13, 2021

City to submit road projects for county bond funding

Tarrant County Transportation Bonds program

Mansfield is submitting 10 road construction projects for funding consideration on the Tarrant County 2021 Transportation Bond Program, including key projects like Day Miar Road, North Street Bridge and Dick Price Road.

The City Council approved a resolution April 12 to apply for the $400 million bond program, set to go to Tarrant County voters on Nov. 2, 2021. The resolution as well as a letter of support from Mayor Michael Evans will go to the county Friday, April 16, for evaluation.

The total construction cost of the 10 projects is $53.2 million. Under the request to the county, the City would fund $25.5 million and Tarrant County would fund $25.2 million.

Historically, the county has participated road projects from cities all across Tarrant County, including Mansfield. In the 2006 Tarrant County Transportation Bond program, the City of Mansfield received $11 million of the $200 million bond funds approved by voters.

“Mansfield has been fortunate to have Tarrant County as a partner on several major road projects, most recently the widening of Debbie Lane, east from Matlock Road to the city limits,” said David Boski, assistant director of public works. “This allows the City’s to extend its road construction dollars farther and include more projects.”

The 10 projects submitted to the program include:

    Day Miar Road - widening and reconstruction

    Cardinal Road @ FM 1187 intersection - 

    Main Street/Russell Lane/FM 157 connector - construction

    East Broad Street (from Fire Station No. 3 to 360 Tollway) – widening and reconstruction

    North Street Bridge - reconstruction

    Dick Price Road – widening and reconstruction

    Heritage Parkway (eastbound lanes from Commerce to South Main) – reconstruction

    Debbie Lane (U.S. 287 to Walnut Creek Drive) – widening and reconstruction

    East Broad Street (Matlock Road to Fire Station No. 3) – widening and reconstruction

    West Broad Street (divided section to west of Lillian Road) - widening