Crews are set to begin paving more Dunwoody roads when the weather becomes favorable.
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

Dunwoody set to begin $3.2M road paving project

Dunwoody is set to begin a $3.2 million project aimed at repaving nearly 50 streets this year.

The City Council approved to pay contractor Blount Construction Company more than $3,235,000 for the work, which is an extension of a bid from 2018, according to a statement from the city.

Dunwoody has paved 158 miles of lanes since becoming a city in 2008. The 2019 project plans to add 18.36 more miles on 47 streets, the city said. The cost includes $427,000 of funding from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Paving cannot begin until roads are dry and temperatures are above 40 degrees. Given this week’s rainy weather forecast, paving likely won’t begin for at least several days.

“As soon as the weather conditions are favorable, work will begin,” the city’s statement said. “Equipment has already been mobilized.”

Most of the roads paved this year are located in the northern and central areas of the city.

Crews will start with the roads that need the most maintenance work, based on a numerical condition rating between zero and 100. This year, the contactor plans to start with Sandell Drive and Seaton Way, Public Works Director Michael Smith said.

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