Costly street work continues throughout San Benito

SAN BENITO — City streets continue to become smoother and better as time goes on.

City officials are dedicated to the continuation of repairing streets throughout the San Benito community.

They’re still working at it.

Among jobs under way or recently completed are those on South Travis, Williams Street, Palo Rosa, Centro, Ben Lora Lane, E. Rowson, W. Rowson, Rio Grande Bridge and Rio Grande Street, at a cost of $202,000.

A rough estimate for the pending 77 streets is $7.5 million.

Repairs to Rio Grande Street and the bridge are costing about $50,000. Another $668,000 was spent on Shaffer Road improvements, said Public Works Director Adan Gonzalez.

Recently-completed street projects and the 77 that remain for improvements will take as long as weeks, months and even years.

The list recently was presented to the city commission.

“Our plan of action is to find the best balance of need between commercial and residential areas in order to provide the best quality of life for our city.”

The focus of city administration and public works has been and will always be on the health of the streets, city official assure.

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