The Harker Heights City Council heard a report about proposed street improvements over the next five years during a Tuesday workshop.

Mark Hyde, director of public works, explained that the Annual Street Improvement Program is used by the city to extend the life and improve the surface of streets with a one-inch hot mix asphaltic concrete (HMAC) overlays or a single course chip seal.

The five-year plan also outlines the proposed streets, type of restoration needed and what it will cost.

Eight projects will be completed in the 2017-18 fiscal year at a total cost of $3.09 million.

The most expensive project within the FY 2017-18 group is along Verna Lee Boulevard at a cost of $1.01 million.

Included in the first group of projects is the intersection of Oakridge Blvd and Valley Oaks Drive; Verna Lee Boulevard from Ashwood Drive to Indian Trail; Wampum Drive from FM 2410 to Mountain Lion Road; Aztec Trace from Ute Trail to Osage Trace; and Boulder Run from Indian Trail to Trail Crest Road.

Other projects are Forest Circle from South Roy Reynolds Drive to Moody Circle; Moody Circle cul-de-sac; and Clore Road from Amy Lane to 500 feet east of Indian Trail.

In the coming years, the projected budget for the Street Improvement Program is as follows:

Seven projects in FY 2018-19 at a cost of $1.347 million;

Nine projects in FY 2019-20 at a cost of $796,000

Eight projects in FY 2020-21 at a cost of $1.222 million;

and eight projects in 2021-22 at a cost of $1,558,845.

In a closed meeting following the presentation, council members deliberated two separate offers of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect that the City Council seeks to have locate, stay or expand in or near the territory of the City and with which the City Council is conducting economic development negotiations.

The council took no action on either item.

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