Ask any Denton resident what they think about the road conditions in Denton, and they will say that Denton badly needs street repairs.
Denton is growing fast, and the population has doubled since 1990. Denton has grown by an estimated 38% since the year 2000, adding over 51,000 new residents. With the increased amount of traffic, it only makes sense to invest in the future of Denton by fixing roads that are in disrepair.
Although Denton may seem like a smaller city to some, it crucially needs to upgrade its infrastructure to support more traffic. Denton draws more than twice its population for the various festivals it hosts, such as the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, and The Arts & Jazz Festival. The Arts & Jazz Festival brings in an estimated 200,000+ visitors to Denton each year, which is an important contribution to our culture and economy.
Sidewalk improvements are also a very important step towards making Denton more walkable, and livable. Denton is home to the massive college populations of UNT and TWU (soon to include NCTC), with over 50,000 students studying here. Many students don’t have cars, so they walk or ride bikes to get around. The sidewalk improvements also include more street lighting, which keeps pedestrians safer at night.
Road improvements will ease the congestion during college graduation ceremonies and outdoor festivals by redesigning and widening roads. Improved sidewalks will make it easier for people to get around without a vehicle. With improved infrastructure, people will be able to get from point A to point B with less hassle.
Roads, street lighting, and sidewalk improvements will make Denton much more convenient, safe, and, enjoyable for everyone.
To help bring about these important changes to Denton, be sure to vote for the Bond Package on November 5th!
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