The City of Justin received approval for up to $12 million of subsidized loans to replace water lines from the Texas Water Development Board’s SWIFT program. This was a competitive application process completed in late 2017 and the first phase was awarded to the contractor, JRB Pipeline, for just over $1 million in late 2018.
The first distribution of funds includes approximately $2 million in funding, and by utilizing this program, the City will save approximately $400,000 over the course of the loan due to the generous subsidy from the TWDB. The first phase has been completed and included the replacement of water lines in sections of 7th Street, 5th Street, Jackson, Topeka, and Sealy. The second phase has begun and is broken down into two sections which is shown in the graphic below.
Street Improvement Plan
The City of Justin has contracted with Pacheco Koch to develop a SIP Street Improvement Plan. This is to evaluate the conditions of existing streets and make recommendations for repair and maintenance. The SIP will occur from April 2019-April 2023. The funding for the SIP comes from the half cent sales tax passed by the City of Justin residents via referendum in November 2018. Types of projects within the SIP include seal coats, overlays, and total reconstruction of the roadway.
The first project was the complete reconstruction of Jackson/Barrett. The second complete reconstruction project is currently underway on Pafford and Leuty Ave.
In addition to the reconstruction projects, the City has identified, through a full street assessment, which roadways are most in need of maintenance and repair. The City anticipates to award contracts annually for the needs identified in the street improvement plan.
In 2019, the City awarded contracts for concrete panel replacements and mill and overlay of certain asphalt roadways. Projects completed this year are shown in green below.
The areas shown in purple are some of the next streets to be repaired with funds from this new sales tax allocation.