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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Capital Improvements Plan (CIP)

CIP

In November, the City of Castle Hills approved its first Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). This CIP is phase I for streets, a second component is underway which will be Phase II will encompass drainage needs within Castle Hills. Upon final completion, the CIP will collectively have all streets and drainage infrastructure projects in to a five-year program that weighs the City's capital needs against available funding.  The CIP establishes a system of examining and prioritizing the needs of the City. Identifies the timing, phasing, location, and funding of capital improvements in a comprehensive manner. This document allows the City to coordinate projects with other entities, like SAWS and provides a basis for formulation of possible bond programs.

The City of Castle Hills has needed a long-term plan to address streets and other infrastructure issues in the community. The CIP plan utilizes Streets within the City which have been analyzed and were assessed with an overall condition index (OCI) rating. The OCI rating will serve as the basis for pavement related decisions and allows the City to build this plan. The CIP plan utilizes this information to develop an evaluation matrix and provide recommendations for maintenance and rehabilitation on City streets. The five-year CIP encapsulates a methodology for repair and rehabilitation of the inventoried streets with cost and prioritized annually for the City of Castle Hills.

 

The CIP is aligned with the planning of the proposed budget each year based on available funds. The CIP should be evaluated annually by the City of Castle Hills to prioritizes the timing and identify the funding sources.  The Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) – Phase I – Streets provides a roadmap for the City to utilize over the next five years. The CIP is an objective plan which will be quantifiable, and ultimately removes the politics from the equation.  These reasons allow projects to continue without impact from elections.  This offers citizens transparency and a non-partisan fact-based path to maintaining, repairing, and constructing infrastructure.

The CIP provides total magnitude of infrastructure needs and includes an inventory, evaluation and maintenance/CIP recommendation for approximately 27 miles of asphalt roadways.

City of Castle Hills CIP

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