If there is one area that dominates the resident’s and Council’s perception of the city and their desires, it is street paving. I’ve talked about this a few times here, but I received updated information and wanted to give everyone another look at what I see and the challenges in getting caught up.
First, below is the most recent update on what is required to repave all of the city roads. The number is a staggering $160 million.
The bad side is we have a lot of catching up to do. The good side is that we are spending more on paving in the area than everyone except West Chester….
This year’s paving program starting mid-July will include:
South Breiel Boulevard from Lefferson Road to Oxford State Road
South Main Street from 18th Avenue to the City limits
Goldman Avenue from Orchard Street to Highland Street
Lewis Street from Jackson Lane to Eaton Avenue
Marshall Road from Manchester Road to Riverview Drive
Park Lane – all
Contractors will perform this work for a total cost of $2,268,291.12.
In addition, city crews will be paving:
Minnesota Street from 10th Avenue to 14th Avenue
Shelly Street – all
Boylston Street from Victoria to Holly
Alley paving will include:
Sherman to Grand between The Alameda and Stanley
Panama to Verity between Elwood and Hughes
Verity (AKA Canal) to Broad Street Parking Lot Access behind the 1100 block of Central Avenue.
The cost for city crew paving will be about $150,000.
As revenues continue to strengthen, we will be putting more and more funding towards paving in future years.