SPLOST and LMIG road resurfacing projects to begin in November

Georgia Avenue East is one of 17 streets on the first-round list for resurfacing to begin in November.

Seventeen of Fayetteville’s city streets have been chosen for the first round of resurfacing to be funded by money made available through the Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) and money raised through the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

The work is slated to begin in November, and will continue until completed, weather permitting.

City Council members Thursday night approved the total expenditure of $982,993.73 for this first round of resurfacing, which covers an estimated five miles of mostly residential streets.

Following are the streets on this first-round list: Arbor Way, Courtyard Lane, Garden Court, Wilbanks Drive, Williamsburg Way, Medford Drive, Walker Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Georgia Avenue East, Kathi Avenue, Normandy Drive, White Road, Heritage Lake Drive, Heritage Court, Southshore Terrace, Lakeside Court, and Lee Street.

Fayetteville Public Services Director Chris Hindman explained to City leadership that contractor Atlanta Paving & Concrete Construction Incorporated will do the work. He said the company was awarded the contract for Peachtree City’s resurfacing through their competitive bid process, and the contractor agreed to do these 17 Fayetteville streets as well at the same rates as the awarded bid.

“As the year has moved forward, the unit costs for asphalt have increased,” Hindman said. “Staff has worked with Peachtree City and the contractor to allow the contractor to use the same unit pricing for Fayetteville that was awarded by Peachtree City.”

Subsequent rounds of resurfacing throughout the City of Fayetteville will include an additional 16 miles of roadways, mostly residential, over the next couple of years.

Updates closer to project start times will be posted on the City’s website, fayetteville-ga.gov, and on the City’s social media channels.

Aug 24, 2018 10:18 am |