City Starts Phase III of the Street Resurfacing Project
Albany, GA (October 22, 2019) – The Mayor and City Commissioners approved the Phase III SPLOST and T-SPLOST street resurfacing list. In Phase III, the resurfacing of 78 roads, which is approximately 25 miles. The phase will start Spring 2020.
In 2018, the City Commission approved a multi-year, $17.5 million resurfacing program. Phase I was awarded in March of 2018 and was completed in the Fall of 2018. Phase I utilized SPLOST and LMIG funding, with approximately 26 miles resurfaced. In March of 2019, Albany voters passed T-SPLOST, which allocated $20,949,000 for Roadway Improvements. Phase II of the street resurfacing program was awarded in May of 2019 and will resurface 49 roads, which are approximately 32 miles. Phase II of the street resurfacing of 49 streets, which is approximately 32 miles.
Stacey Rowe, Interim Director of Public Works, stated, “In the initial survey, 172 miles of Albany's streets were rated Very Poor. It is important to note that every dollar for street resurfacing covers more than just asphalt. Items such as curb and gutter repair, base repair, root intrusion, manhole adjustments, re-striping, asphalt milling, and other costs are included in each paving contract.”
The Public Works Department utilizes GIS/GPS based Pavement Maintenance software to rate the paving condition of Albany’s 500 lane miles of streets annually. The rating categories range from Good (recently resurfaced) to Very Poor (in immediate need of resurfacing).
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