Two bonds will provide more than $16 million for two major city projects. City leaders said these projects are necessary as the city continues to grow.
The City of Moore will be getting a facelift. Several roads will be widened and resurfaced.
“Just with the growth of the city and the traffic increases and safety issues, we're excited to be able to make some much needed improvements there,” Moore City Manager Brooks Mitchell said.
With more folks in the area and the historic storms over the past year, Mitchell said many of the roads are due for some upgrades.
“The very cold winter, it takes its toll, and then the rain, all the rain that we've had, and then the hot weather, so it's just tough on asphalt and it's tough on concrete. Once the streets start deteriorating, bad weather can accelerate that deterioration,” Mitchell said.
The almost $9 million road improvement projects are set to be done by this time next year and construction of a new animal shelter will start in the spring.
“It's an outdated shelter. The one that we have now, it was fine when it was built, but the growth of the city and the demands it inadequate,” Mitchell said.
The new 15,000 square foot building will cost about $8 million. The current shelter can hold about 30 dogs and 20 cats. The new shelter will be able to help more than double that amount.
“It will have a better ventilation system. It will have a medical room. It will have a separate intake area and separate adoption area. This is important, because the intake area, we can better segregate the animals that are diseased and so the disease won't spread throughout the shelter with the other animals,” Mitchell said.