City officials held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for Stonecrest's first paving project.
Photo: City of Stonecrest
Photo: City of Stonecrest

Stonecrest officially begins repaving streets, tackling potholes

For the first time since it became a city, Stonecrest has begun to repave its worst streets and repair those notorious potholes.

The city kicked off the paving with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Leverett Drive Tuesday. The first week of paving is set to cover three streets — it’s a small but significant step, since Stonecrest’s leaders campaigned on the promise of tending to the city’s roads. 

By the end of the summer, the city expects to have 19 streets repaved, completing the first phase of a larger paving project.

The work is paid for by SPLOST and LIMG funds. (Photo: City of Stonecrest)

Earlier this spring, the City Council approved to pay $2 million to Blount Construction to do the repaving. The money comes from SPLOST funds and a local maintenance improvement grant, the city said.

The city previously paid $71,000 to contractor Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to do a digital analysis of the city’s roads, which determined their condition and outlined a plan for how to best repair them. A full schedule and list of the streets that will be repaved are available on the city’s website.

Stonecrest, located in southeastern DeKalb County, became a city in 2017. 

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