City Invests in Resurfacing Streets Using Pennies
At the November 28th City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners approved a six year plan to resurface city streets. The six year, $17.5 million program will be funded utilizing SPLOST VII funds and State sponsored Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds.
The SPLOST VII allocation of $10 million, supplemented with the annual State LMIG funding represents the largest, single resurfacing allocation in Albany’s history. Phil Roberson, Assistant City Manager stated, “In the latest street survey, approximately 35 % of Albany’s streets were rated in very poor condition. This initiative is the first step in creating an annual resurfacing program with the goal of having every city street resurfaced on a 15-20 year rotation. These types of infrastructure programs are exactly what the public, Mayor and Board of Commissioners prioritized in the latest SPLOST referendum, and we are excited about the opportunity to get started.” The Street Resurfacing Project will be completed in six years, starting with Phase I in the spring of 2018.
For more information contact Phil Roberson, Assistant City Manager at 229.883.8330 ext. 4603.