Street Improvement Program
In 1999, the City of Odessa Street Department began a hot asphalt street program. Prior to this, we used cold mix asphalt. Hot asphalt provides a smoother driving, more durable wearing surface and gives our streets a much improved look.
We have accomplished a great deal concerning street improvements in the past few years, but we acknowledge that we still have a long way to go. Many streets in Odessa still need attention, but please bear with us – we are improving the most that we can as quickly as we can.
We consider 2 factors when determining which streets to improve each year:
Highest traffic volume
For more information please contact us at 816-633-4124.
Approval of Transportation Sales Tax
In 2002, the City made an even bigger leap towards improving our streets when the citizens of Odessa approved a 1/2 cent transportation sales tax. The revenue generated from this sales tax is allowing us to make many more street improvements than we have ever been able to do before.
The summer of 2003 was our first opportunity to use this new revenue for street improvements. We replaced several streets that were in poor condition and curbing was installed along these streets.