August 9, 2012
August Sales Tax Revenues
The City of Midland has collected this month's revenue from the State Comptroller's Office. The total amount of revenue received was $3,306,124.
This month's figure reflects a 14.32% increase or a $414,252 increase from August 2011.
The year-to-date total sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2011-2012 is up 13.94% or a $2,866,964 increase from last year's totals at this time. Fiscal year-to-date actual sales tax revenue is $23,439,506.
Sales tax revenue is generated by sales tax income from two months prior to collection; August collection is based on June sales.
Engineering Project Road Closures and Traffic Alerts
The City of Midland Engineering Services Department has the following projects under construction. Road closures and traffic alerts for each project are listed below:
Lamesa Road Water Main Replacement
The Contractor working for the City of Midland continues the installation of the water main along Carver St. and Golf Course Rd.
- The intersection at Golf Course Rd. and Carver St. is closed.
- Golf Course Rd. is closed from Tyler St. to Jackson St.
- Carver St. is closed from Lynn Ave. to Hamby Ave.
- Local access is maintained for area residents.
The City of Midland Transportation Division crews will continue repairing damaged pavement on Lamesa Rd., Carver St., and Golf Course Rd.
Ward Street Bridge Reconstruction
The contractor for the City of Midland will have Ward Street closed between Fairfax Ct./ Durant Dr. and Inwood Ct. North/ South traffic will be required to take Garfield St. or Midkiff Rd. Construction is anticipated to be complete by September 1, 2012.
Sparks Park Target Area Utility Improvements
The contractor for the City of Midland has completed installing the new water and wastewater mains in the Sparks Park Target Area. Jax Ave. is closed from Jackson St. to Tilden St.
West Wadley Ave. Pavement Repair (2100-2200)
The Transportation Division will continue to repair damaged curb and pavement at the 2200 block of West Wadley Ave. A single lane closure for east bound traffic will be used on Wadley Ave.; however, Wadley Ave. will remain open at all times. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week.
Texas Department of Transportation District Seal Coat Project
The contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation is currently seal coating throughout Midland County. Please use caution and obey traffic control devices in the construction zone. For information, call Gene Powell (432) 498-4746.
Detour signs routing traffic around the construction site are in place.
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