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Posted on: July 2, 2021

City Council Approves New Street Improvement Plan

Harwood Road

Last week, the City Council approved a measure that will have a BIG impact on our residents and businesses - a new five-year street capital improvement plan! This plan will address both the major roads in Bedford and 65 neighborhood streets that need improvements the most. Even better news? The funding for these projects will not impact property taxes.

To create the strategic plan, Engineering staff conducted a pavement analysis of streets that were at least 40 years old. Citizen comments and concerns were also factored into the plan. Then, Engineering staff developed a simplified rating method and evaluated the high priority roads to perform first-hand evaluations.

Harwood Road will be the first of the City’s major thoroughfares to be repaved in this plan, following the completion of the waterline project which is estimated to be complete summer 2022. Then, crews will address Forest Ridge Drive. Forest Ridge will also need to have a larger waterline installed and will be repaved after that process is finished. Upgrades to Brown Trail and Murphy Road are incorporated into the plan as well.

To view project timelines, a list of neighborhood streets that are included, maps, and more about this strategic street improvement plan, please visit www.bedfordtx.gov/streetplan