FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT
CITY OF LAKE WORTH
7 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
LAKE WORTH, FL 33460
June 9, 2017
Contact: Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Lake Worth – First Neighborhood Road Program Project Complete
On June 8th, 2017 the first road project of the City of Lake Worth’s Neighborhood Road Program (NRP) was completed. The project included milling and resurfacing the roadway, thermoplastic striping and new curb ramps at the crosswalks along 14th Avenue South between Tropical Drive and Burton Road. This was one of three initial projects undertaken as part of the NRP, the other two projects currently under construction are Auburn Drive and Harbor Drive.
Additional year 1 and year 2 projects are currently in design and a continued program of district based public outreach meetings for each year of projects is providing useful feedback to the City from impacted residents. Construction on remaining year 1 Roadway Only projects should begin in September or October of this year. Year 1 projects involving underground construction are expected to be underway in November.
In November, 2017 residents of Lake Worth voted to approve a $40 million bond to repair and improve City of Lake Worth roads. As part of the project the engineering firms and project planners will be meeting with residents and stakeholders to ensure the project meets resident’s expectations. In addition a citizen oversight committee will ensure all money from the bond is only spent on the Neighborhood Road Program. The Neighborhood Road Program is expected to take four years to complete.
“The Neighborhood Road Program is in full swing and we’re currently in different phases of design on the remaining Year 1 and all of the Year 2 projects. Our great residents of the City have been waiting a long time for these substantial infrastructure improvements and now we finally get to see some fresh asphalt hit the road after years of program development. The City has an exciting four years ahead.” ~Jamie Brown, City of Lake Worth Public Services Director.
Please contact the City of Lake Worth Communications Specialist Ben Kerr with any questions or comments.