Street Maintenance Fund

In January 2019, the City of Abilene began collecting a Street Maintenance Fee, paid by utility customers within the city limits, for the purpose of establishing a Street Maintenance Fund dedicated to the management and care of City streets. In the fall of 2019, Abilene residents saw work begin on the first Street Maintenance Fund project, funded through the Development Corporation of Abilene's contribution to the Street Maintenance Fund.

The Street Maintenance Fee has raised $46 million since its inception in 2018.

  • $28.5 million in Street Maintenance Fee funding
  • $17 million in separate funds (City's general fund, DCOA)

Since 2016, $125 million has been invested in roads from all funding sources, with projected 2024 expenditures from the Street Maintenance Fund at $14 million.

26% of Abilene roads have been improved through all funding sources since 2016

  • 170.9 miles of the City's 658 miles of roadway.
Street Maintenance Fund - Rainbow Map of all repairs & scheduled repairs

2024 Street Maintenance Fund Projects

Neighborhoods

  • Baker Heights
  • Canterbury Trails
  • Fairway Oaks
  • Pasadena Heights
  • West of Rose Park

Linear Projects

  • North 18th (Grape to Mockingbird)
  • South 7th (Danville to Pioneer)
  • Corsicana Ave (South 7th to Benbrook)

Intersections

  • North 18th & Kirkwood
  • Antilley & Memorial
  • Southwest/South 27th corridor (Willis to Sayles)

Billing & Collection Fee

The Street Maintenance Fee is collected with the monthly municipal account statement, and shall be due upon receipt - beginning with the first utility bill after January 1, 2019. View the Fee Schedule for rates.

Recovery of Unpaid Fee

Any fee which is not paid when due may be recovered in action at law by the City. In addition to any other remedies or penalties provided by this section or this Code, failure of any customer of the city utilities to pay the fees promptly when due shall subject such customer to the discontinuance of utility services provided by the City.

Disposition of Fees & Charges

The fees paid and collected by this section shall not be used for the general government administrative purposes of the city, except to pay for the equitable share of the cost of accounting, management and government. Other than as described above, the fees and charges shall be used solely to pay for the:

  • Actual Costs of Operation
  • Additions
  • Development of Guidelines and Controls
  • Engineering
  • Extensions
  • Improvement
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Renewal
  • Repair
  • Replacement and Reconstruction of the Transportation System and Their Related Costs

General Exemption

Properties owned by the United States of America, the State of Texas, an agency, or institution created by the State of Texas, or a political subdivision of the State of Texas are exempt from the payment of the street maintenance fee.

New Business Exemption

A property that establishes a new Utility Account for the purposes of starting a new business within the City of Abilene on or after January 1, 2019, is exempt from the Street Maintenance Fee until the third anniversary of their utility start of service. This exemption shall not be applied to the same Utility Account more than once. The City Manager shall determine if the business constitutes a new business. The decision of the City Manager may be appealed to the Street Maintenance Advisory and Appeals Board.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, please email the Street Maintenance Fee information line. You can also call Public Works at 325-676-6281, which is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.