Sandy Springs will pay nearly $4.1 million to resurface 12 miles of roads while many drivers are off roadways due to the public health crisis.
The city is hiring Northwest Georgia Paving to repair and resurface what equates to 107 blocks of streets in a program called Operation Pave On. Some neighborhood streets include Sandy Springs Circle, Hammond Drive, Seville Chase, Wessex Court, Twin Branch Drive and Kenbrook Way. A full list can be found on the city website.
Streets scheduled for repaving are selected through an index scoring system rating them from 0 to 100, representing the worst to best condition, respectively. Ratings for the selected streets rated 33 to 69, according to a Sandy Springs statement.
During a Tuesday City Council meeting, Councilman Andy Bauman urged the city to start the repaving work immediately considering the roads are less traveled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We see no limitations on mobilizing the contractor fairly quickly,” said Public Works Director William Martin. “This work is deemed critical infrastructure.”
The Georgia Department of Transportation will pay $997,000 of the repaving costs and the balance will be paid from the city’s Capital Paving Program funds, Martin said.
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