BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -Brazos County voters will determine whether or not to make use of bonds to handle transportation want within the upcoming November Midterm election.

A number of transportation bonds are positioned on the ballots this yr. One being town of School Station’s proposed $16.1 million greenback transportation bond.

Metropolis officers mentioned the mission will widen the necessary Rock Prairie East hall from City Lake Drive to William D. Fitch Parkway, reworking the two-lane asphalt roadway right into a four-lane concrete street with separated bike lanes and sidewalks alongside either side. As well as, the mission will embody a storm sewer, avenue lighting, and a site visitors sign at City Lake. The adjustments will improve the capability of Rock Prairie Highway East.

Jennifer Cain, Director of Capital Tasks and Facility Administration, informed KBTX that residents might want to pay shut consideration to the proposed transportation bond as a result of it comes with many advantages.

“Proper now we have now two lanes after which we’ll have 4 lanes,” Cain mentioned. “Bike lanes, avenue lighting and a site visitors sign will probably be added to city lake.”

Cain defined that there are 5 metropolis bonds which equal $90 million {dollars}. By which received’t elevate property taxes.

“There’s sufficient capability out there so it doesn’t want to extend the taxes so it may well accommodate that debt,” Cain mentioned.

Brazos County has two transportation bonds on the poll as effectively. Proposition A would approve $100 million {dollars} price of development initiatives to repair county roads. Proposition B creates a $10 greenback automobile registration payment to fund Regional Mobility Authority Tasks.

Dan Rudge, Government Director of Bryan-School Station Metropolitan Planning Group, mentioned if bond B is authorised the county could be very ready in the long term.

“Organizations just like the RMA get initiatives able to go as a result of then TXDOT can come asking if we have now initiatives to fulfill their hundreds of thousands of {dollars} customary for every year,” mentioned Rudge. “Brazos County can elevate it’s hand and say we have now a number of initiatives which are prepared.”

Metropolis officers say the development initiatives will take about .88 cents out of your pockets inside a yr as a result of borrowing cash would be the key to creating the initiatives work.

“We don’t have any toll roads to fund RMA operations. That’s what usually funds RMA. So, we’d be the one county in Texas with out funding from toll roads,” mentioned Rudge. “We additionally need folks to know we don’t plan so as to add toll roads right here. I imply, for those who go searching its laborious to think about placing one on any street.”