2019 January CityScape

How does the City determine where to make street improvements? The City uses several criteria to determine locations for improvements. Criteria includes the pavement condition index (PCI), average daily traffic (ADT) and the maintenance cost for the area. PCI is a score/rating between 0-100, and each City street is measured and a value is determined.

Water Utilities Trust that oversees and makes improvements to the City’s water and wastewater systems. The City’s MAPS 3 program is also making improvements to infrastructure including additional trails and sidewalks, and also the addition of a modern streetcar to the transit system. See more at okc.gov/MAPS3. What do you wish more people knew about Oklahoma City’s infrastructure investments? It takes several years to complete bond projects as we expend roughly $100 million annually. It also takes a significant amount of time for projects to go through the design process, right-of-way process, utility relocation and finally construction. How can people find out if the City is planning on street improvements in their community? All of the planned City projects except for those related to water and wastewater improvements have been mapped, and additional information is available on the City’s website at www.okc.gov/pw. The link under “Project Updates” includes an interactive map, and there is also a list of Better Streets Safer City projects available at okc.gov/bettersafer.

The scale is used to determine the type of improvements needed:

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86-100: Good (no work needed) 71-85: Satisfactory (overlay)

51-70: Fair (mill/overlay)

31-50: Poor (mill/overlay, reconstruction)

0-30: Very Poor (reconstruction)

You can find PCI scores at data.okc.gov. Beyond street improvements, what other work is being done to improve Oklahoma City’s infrastructure? Other bond projects include drainage, bridges, traffic control, parks, libraries, police, fire and transit-related projects. The City also has a


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