(KUTV) -- Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake City Council applauded voters for approving the Streets Reconstruction Bond Tuesday.
The $87-million bond will be a fund to repair Salt Lake's most deteriorating streets. Earlier this year, Biskupski and city council also approved new sales tax revenue to be used for street maintenance, allowing Salt Lake to prolong the life of the entire street network.
“When we put forth the Funding Our Future proposal in my State of the City address this year, we were focused on building a City for everyone,” stated Biskupski in a press release Tuesday. “By passing the streets reconstruction bond, residents have recognized the importance of investing in our infrastructure and the goal of making Salt Lake City’s roads better for drivers, transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians. Now is the time for us to get to work.”
Council Chair Erin Mendenhall stated in the same release that the roads were a top priority for Salt Lake City residents. Mendenhall stated:
This was an opportunity to let voters decide, and the results speak for themselves.
Mendenhall also stated that all the money will go to reconstructing the streets.
"We are grateful for the support of the City taxpayers and look forward to carefully putting these funds to work to improve the City’s streets," Mendenhall stated.
As part of the Funding Our Future initiative, city leaders committed to ensuring accountability in spending and will continue to use the initiative's website to provide updates to residents on streets reconstruction and maintenance projects as they progress. Residents can get read about more details on these projects at www.fundingourfutureslc.com.