Ponca City’s one-half cent street improvement sales tax has been in continuous existence since voters first approved its passage on July 14, 1987. The street sales tax provides the City with a reliable source of funding for ongoing maintenance and new street construction. Currently it supplies approximately two million dollars per year for street and sidewalk improvements.
Project selections and recommendations are developed each year by city staff. Decisions are based upon user benefit and cost benefit analyses, forecasted traffic patterns, condition ratings and citizen input. Staff recommendations are submitted to the Planning Commission and City Commission for final approval and authorization. The projects listed below are scheduled for construction in fiscal year 2017/18 which begins on July 1, 2017. The estimated cost of these projects is 2.4 million dollars.
Request for Street/Sidewalk Project
STREET SECTION TREATMENT
Bradley Av., Fifth to Fourteenth Mill/overlay
Dalewood La., Lake Rd. to north end Mill/overlay
Elm St., Oklahoma to Grand Remove brick/overlay w/new curb & gutter
Highland Av., Ash to Sunset Concrete reconstruction
Various citywide Chip & seal
Citywide sidewalk maintenance program Sidewalk construction/reconstruction
South Av., First to Thirteenth Mill/overlay
War Memorial Trail Phase III Concrete trail reconstruction
Knight Av., Fifth to Fourteenth Full depth crack repair
Third St. sidewalk, Grand to Cleveland (w. side) Sidewalk reconstruction
Fourteenth & Hartford Median narrowing/removal
Pecan Rd., south of Lake Rd. Concrete reconstruction