Lacey’s Transportation Committee reported spending a total of $4,185,925 on its street maintenance projects in 2021.
"People like to refer to our roads as 'driving on gold,' so our roadway network is something we take a lot of pride in," said Lacey Civil Engineer Brian Petrin as he presented the annual report of Lacey's Transportation Benefit District (TBD) in a meeting on August 2.
"We put a lot of time in maintaining it,” Petrin remarked.
Petrin reported that the TBD projects for the past year include 19,360 tons of fiber reinforced pavement, 5.8 miles of pavement striping, 9,300 raised pavement markers for enhanced visibility, and the repair of failed valves maintenance hole patches.
"We're trying to reach all parts of Lacey, not just isolated projects in a certain area," Petrin reported.
Funding for the projects came from the sales tax revenues of $3,679,451 plus “other revenues” from the past years amounting to $1,126,076. The remaining $619,602 will be spent in 2022 and future years.
In 2017, voters approved a sales tax increase of 0.2% to fund street maintenance projects within the city limits of Lacey.
Established in 2016, Lacey's TBD oversees activities, expenditures, and revenues related to transportation.
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