Stantec Consulting Services Inc. used trucks to analyze the condition of Stonecrest's roads. Mayor Jason Lary (left) said a report based on the analysis is expected soon.
Photo: City of Stonecrest
Photo: City of Stonecrest

Stonecrest moves forward on road improvements, pothole projects

Stonecrest has begun work on multiple projects aimed at improving the look and feel of the city’s streets.

A contractor has completed a digital analysis of the city’s roads that will determine their condition and outline a plan for how to best repair them.

The project cost $71,000 in SPLOST funding and is aimed at analyzing potholes as well as other aspects of the streets, the city said in a statement.

RELATED: Stonecrest council approves plan for pothole repairs

The contractor, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., ranked the city’s 269 miles of roads from best to worst and is expected to make a report to the city.

“Some streets might need a simple repaving while others may need a full depth reclamation depending on the condition of the roads. This road analysis will help us make that determination,” City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt said.

Stonecrest has also begun beautification efforts on Turner Hill Road and Stonecrest Parkway, two of the city’s busiest streets.

The median on Turner Hill, for example, now features several hundred flowers, decorative scrubs and trees, the city said. Similar efforts are also underway on Mall Parkway.

The fixes are part of a collaboration between the city and the East Metro Community Improvement District. The CID funded this streetscape with property taxes from businesses within the district, according to the city.

“This streetscaping is an important element of our economic development plan because a clean, beautiful, place is a place that people want to come to work and conduct business,” he added.

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