City of Stonecrest approves second phase of road paving

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Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary conducts an interview at the Turner Hill Road paving project.

 

The Stonecrest City Council voted on July 24 to move into the city’s second phase of road paving, which will cover large portions of Salem, Rockland, and Thompson Mill roads.  The paving will begin in August and will be completed by Nov. 22.

The city’s first paving phase finalized this week with the completion of a full-depth reclamation project on the south end of Turner Hill Road.

The roads were selected from a Pavement Condition Index(PCI) score provided by Stantec Inc., the company hired to complete a digital road analysis for the city. The PCI scores ranked the city’s worst streets and provided city staff a budget for systematically repairing the roads. Deputy City Manager Plez Joyner said the new paving project will impact each of the city’s five districts.

Blount Construction Company, which recently paved 18 city streets, won the bid for phase two of the paving project.  City staff recommended the company after reviewing their qualifications, current work, and their lowest bid of $2.2 million.

When the second phase of paving is completed, the city will have paved 8.4 miles, officials said.

“We have listened to our residents and wisely spent our tax dollars to make sure our citizens are safe, and our roads are not the cause of automobile damage.  This is a process that takes time,” said Mayor Jason Lary.  “One lane mile of road reclamation can cost more than $1 million. We will continue to use digital analyses and sound fiscal judgment to systematically get all necessary road work completed.”

A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and a state Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) funded the projects.

View the video of Mayor Lary’s announcement about the second phase of road paving at: https://youtu.be/PVjeTa3JUw4

 

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