In keeping with the county’s goals for transparency and accountability on its road bond projects, County Judge Craig Doyal announced that the county has launched its promised Web site where citizens can monitor progress on the projects from last November’s successful road bond election.
County Commissioners agreed to the proposal earlier this year.
“Having asked voters to support these bonds, it is imperative we provide updated information on how those dollars are being put to use,” Judge Doyal said. The site is similar to the interactive map the county produced to educate the public during the road bond elections.
Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks, County Engineer Mark Mooney, staff from each of the commissioners precincts, and the county’s IT department met to hammer out the details. The site is now up and running here. Projects are outlined in either orange — for projects approved but not yet started — or blue — for projects on which some action has been taken, starting with engineering design. The Web page can be found by going to www.mctx.org and clicking on the roadbond link.
“The voters have placed their faith in us by supporting the $280 million road bond; we owe it to them to ensure that the projects completed with these funds go through a transparent and accountable process to ensure taxpayers get the best value possible for the money they approved,” Judge Doyal said.