Nine miles of roadways in Oakland Park will be improved this year thanks to $2.8 million in surtax funding. Voters of Broward County approved the “Penny for Transportation” one-cent surtax in 2018 to fund a 30-year Mobility Advancement Program (MAP Broward) to enhance transportation throughout the county. The MAP Program awarded $2,875,440 of surtax funds to Oakland Park to repave approximately nine miles of City streets. The City Commission in January approved the budget amendment, giving staff the green light to move the project forward.
The City owns and maintains approximately 21.8 miles of roadways in Oakland Park. In 2017, Oakland Park conducted a citywide pavement survey to assess roads and generate a Pavement Condition Index (PCI), a national standard for measuring pavement conditions.
PCI Condition Ratings are: Good, Satisfactory, Fair, Poor, Very Poor, Serious, and Failed. Survey results for city-owned and maintained roadways in Oakland Park reflected an overall roadway rating of 81, or satisfactory, on a scale of 1 to 100. Surtax funding will go towards repaving the roads deemed most in need of repair. The City plans to release an invitation to bid on the project in March and get paving underway in the spring.
“Well-maintained roads are critical to our community,” said Albert J Carbon III, Oakland Park’s Public Works Director. “We look forward to improving nearly half of Oakland Park’s city-owned roadways with the assistance of the surtax funding.”
The resurfacing project is part of a comprehensive effort to enhance major corridors, improving roadway appearance and functionality. Oakland Park has invested millions into roadway improvements throughout the City recently, including resurfacing and landscaping projects on Powerline Road, Prospect Road, NW 21st Avenue, Andrews Avenue, and Park Lane. Visit www.oaklandparkfl.gov to learn more.