City streets to see much needed improvements

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Several Bowling Green streets will receive a much-needed facelift later this year, thanks to funding from a sales tax approved in the April election.

Proposition S, the street improvement sales tax, is one-half (1/2) cent sales tax that will “be used solely for street and street-related improvements,” said information from the City of Bowling Green.

Revenues from the sales tax could not be used for reoccurring operational expenses such as salaries, or for other capital improvement projects.

While City Administrator Dan Lang says “the specific order in which the streets will be done will be determined in consultation with the successful contractor,” a proposed order was released with propaganda supporting the tax prior to the election.

The Mayor at the time of the election, Jim Moore, and Board of Aldermen had committed to a comprehensive asphalt overlay program.

“This would result in the improvement in all of the major arterial and collector roadways throughout Bowling Green,” said information released prior to the election. “The overlay would be similar to that which was undertaken on West Adams Street in 2012. This major overlay project would take place over a three-year period.”

Get the rest of the story on the front page of this week’s Bowling Green Times. 

Damaged city streets, like this intersection of Main Cross and Main Street, on the Square, may be subject to long-awaited improvements, thanks to a sales tax passed in the April election.

Damaged city streets, like this intersection of Main Cross and Main Street, on the Square, may be subject to long-awaited improvements, thanks to a sales tax passed in the April election.

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