Maintenance work is causing lane closures on Ridgemont Drive, the first target for reconstruction using the city's new Street Maintenance Fund, according to a city of Abilene news release.
The two eastern lanes of Ridgemont Drive are closed for surface milling, with the western lanes converted for two-way traffic. Reduced speeds are recommended, especially while turning onto Ridgemont Drive from South Clack Street.
The project cost is $993,833.
Following a non-binding election on May 5, 2018, the Street Maintenance Fund was approved by Abilene City Council the following month. Customers first were assessed the fee with the January 2019 bill.
The fund is expected to generate about $4.5 million annually from fees charged to property owners.
To seed the fund, the Development Corporation of Abilene also contributed $1.5 million.
Work on Ridgemont Drive is expected to take approximately three months.
Drivers and property owners with concerns can contact the city's engineering services at 325-676-6281.
By Nathaniel Ellsworth
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