DeKalb County contractors have paved 50 miles of roads this year.
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

So long, potholes: County finishes half of its road repaving for the year

DeKalb County’s worst roads are gradually getting smoother.

Officials announced Monday that crews have repaved 50 miles of DeKalb’s streets, reaching half of their goal for the year. That spans more than 180 roads, the county said in a statement.

The first 100 miles of road resurfacing costs about $40.9 million, funds the county accrued through SPLOST, a one-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2017.


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“Before DeKalb voters overwhelmingly approved the SPLOST referendum, the county lacked funding to resurface streets on this scale,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond said in a statement.

The county hopes to eventually repave 300 miles of bumpy roads.

Residents can track the progress of the repaving and see if it’s coming to their area by going to the county’s SPLOST website and clicking “Project Map.”

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Channel 2's Nicole Carr reports.

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