Johns Creek accelerates street repaving campaign

Johns Creek Public Works has finished the second round of a four-year program to repave the city’s streets, resurfacing 34.1 miles of streets in 26 subdivisions including Sugar Mill, the city’s largest.

The city increased funding for the project from $1.5 million to $5 million in FY 2016 to accelerate the repaving timeline by a year, from 2019 to 2018, officials said. “By accelerating the program this year, more neighborhoods are enjoying repaired streets and enhanced curb appeal at a faster rate,” said Mayor Mike Bodker.

A physical survey of the city’s streets in 2011 revealed many had a substandard Pavement Quality Index, a scale developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to measure cracking, potholes, rutting and other deterioration. Last year, Public Works spent about $5.8 million repaving 34.3 miles of streets in 34 subdivisions.