If you notice new roads in Precinct 4, they’re likely the work of Precinct 4’s Infrastructure Division. The team manages new traffic improvement projects each year, including road expansion projects, traffic signals, intersection improvements, and traffic management systems.
What are the funding sources?
The Infrastructure Division receives funding from the METRO fund, Harris County Toll Road Authority Mobility Funds, and a 2015 bond issue. METRO funds, which are based on the sales tax revenue the county receives from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, are used for the construction and maintenance of streets, bridges, traffic control signals, trails, and drainage improvements within the METRO service areas. These funds are split equally among the four precincts.
The department also seeks grants or partnerships with other agencies to stretch its budget. These organizations include the state Department of Transportation, municipalities, local utility districts, communities, and homeowners associations. Funding for school zone flashing warning signals, and traffic signals near schools is derived from the Child Safety Fund.
Want to learn more? Visit www.hcp4.net/infrastructure.