City Council Approves New Equipment Purchases for More Efficient and Durable Street Maintenance

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and the City Council approved a motion authorizing the purchase of a new Caterpillar motor grader from HOLT CAT Corpus Christi in the amount of $296,559. Additionally, as part of this City Council meeting, the Mayor and City Council approved the purchases of two new live bottom trailers from Cooper Equipment Co. in the amount of $163,366. Funding for all three equipment purchases comes from FY 2021 funding available through the Equipment Replacement Fund.

The motor grader will serve as a replacement in the fleet and will be used in the maintenance and repairs of city streets by the Public Works Department. Motor graders are used to flatten surfaces during grading projects. The existing motor grader that is being replaced is over 26 years old.

The two live bottom trailers will be used to transport asphalt, base, and other roadway materials to worksites across the city. The two 26-yard trailers will replace two seven-yard dump trucks, allowing for more efficient and effective transportation of materials and increased hauling capacity. In September, the City purchased five live bottom trailers, with the purchase of these two bringing the City’s total to seven.

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