City of Friendswood, Texas

Friendswood Street Repairs Continue at Fast Pace

Funds collected last year through the voter-approved sales tax for street repairs continue to become completed projects this year.  Streets already repaired this year and paid for by the sales tax for street repairs include: San Joaquin Parkway, San Miguel Drive, Vaquero Street, Greenbriar Drive, East and West Castle Harbour Drive, Penn Drive, Quaker Drive, Falcon Ridge Boulevard, Laurel Drive, Merriewood Drive (concrete portion), Judy Avenue, Thomas Drive, Crawford Drive, Steele Drive, John Avenue, Myrtlewood Drive, and Melody Lane.

Currently under construction are: Castlewood Avenue, Tanglewood Drive, Chester Drive, Rustic Lane, Meadow Lark Avenue, Clover Ridge Avenue, Westfield Lane, and Mandale Road.

Streets that are next on the list and funded by the sales tax for street repair include: Apple Blossom Lane, Bentwood Lane, Laura Leigh Drive, Mary Ann Drive, Parkview Drive, Pennystone Way, Westwood Drive, Winding Road, Winding Way, Whittier Oaks Drive, Dunbar Estates Drive, Diamond Lane, Colt Road, Merriewood Drive (asphalt portion), and Clearview Drive.

These needed repairs were paid for with the three-eighths of a cent sales tax for street repairs that voters approved in 2016. Each year, that adds up to about one point six million dollars.  Yet the tax only adds a few pennies to small purchases. “The sales tax for road repairs goes away unless voters reauthorize it in an Election later this year. I hope you are registered and will vote,” said Mayor Mike Foreman.

The Blackhawk Boulevard project, which was funded with bond money, is 99 percent complete. Only “punch list” items or minor construction fixes remain.

Road construction work can temporarily create dusty conditions. Please be cautious in construction areas, especially when workers are present.

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