City to spend $830,000 to repave, stripe roads
by David Atchison
PELL CITY – The city council has authorized the city manager to spend $830,000 to repave and stripe city roads.

The council authorized City Manager Patrick Draper at Monday night’s council meeting to pay McCartney Construction Company, Inc. to improve, repair and resurface city streets and roadways.

According to city officials gasoline taxes, along with money left over from the 2006 bond issue, will help pay for the road paving improvements.

According to the city’s schedule released this week, the paving project will start in June in the Mill Village community. Streets in that community scheduled for repaving include 29th Street, Third Avenue/30th Street North, and Fourth-Seventh Avenues North.

The repaving of Jeanne Pruitt Drive and 23rd Street are scheduled for repaving for sometime in July.

In August, McCartney Construction Company should move road crews to Pleasant Valley/Coal City Road, Posey Drive, Mays Drive, Morningside subdivision, Morton Drive, Clover Drive and Morning Glory Drive.

The paving is expected to wrap up in September with the repaving of Green Street, Pine Harbor Road, BTW Fraim Drive/Easonville Road, Easonville Road intersection, and Mays Bend Road at Cedar Lane. In the Mays Bend community, the well access road, Mays Bend Drive, Moss Hill and Nathan Lane are expected to be repaved in September.

Additional road work slated includes the Third and Fourth Avenue South street gutters, miscellaneous striping on First Avenue South, work at the Florida Road and Thomas Lane intersection and the Third Avenue North crosswalk.

Draper said other roads could be added to the paving project, if funds are left over from the scheduled paving projects. Draper was also authorized to spend up to $48,700 for road striping.

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