Miami to spend nearly $1 Million to improve city roads

MIAMI, Okla. – The City of Miami announced its budget of $3.2 million for street projects for fiscal year 2022-2023.

With over 100 miles of streets, Miami has upped its budget from last year which was $583,758.

Officials say $822,117 is budgeted for the Street Department’s general operations and $2,035,889 is ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds.

This fiscal year, the council approved additional funds using $371,295 from the .65% sales tax Street & Stadium Fund.

“Streets have been one of the biggest challenges facing the City of Miami for many years,” Miami City Manager Bo Reese said. “We are working within the budget we have to complete as much street work as possible and continue to seek funding sources.”

The City says it costs an estimated $1 million per mile to replace a city street. With a limited budget to fix all issues, the City of Miami has created a prioritized list of streets to fit the budget for streets that are designated for either reconstruction or mill and overlay.

“To citizens, it feels like we are starting and stopping projects before completion. What I would like everyone to understand is this is the most cost-effective way to run the projects. Stretching the citizen’s tax dollars is always a top priority. When the warmer weather finally arrives, it feels like a sprint to get as much done as possible during the warmer months.”

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