More than two miles of Commerce’s “worst” streets stand to be resurfaced this fall as the city council develops its 2014 paving schedule.
City manager Pete Pyrzenski unveiled his recommendations — based on grading of city streets by public works director Rick Lewis — at Monday night’s work session.
Commerce stands to get almost $64,800 from the Georgia Department of Transportation in the form of a local maintenance and improvement grant.
“The city will match that, plus, from our SPLOST,” Pyrzenski said, referring to the voter-approved special purpose local option sales tax, a portion of which is set aside for road work.
“This is really the last of the old lists that have been on the city’s books,” Pyrzenski told the city council. “These are close to failure or in really bad condition.”
The sections of streets proposed for resurfacing include:
•Sam Brown Boulevard from Clayton Street to Waterworks Road, .43 miles, Ward 3
•Lakeview Drive, from Waterworks Road to Minish Drive, .37 miles, Ward 4
•South Victoria Street, from Williford Street to Victoria Street, .23 miles, Ward 2
•Duncan Street, from MLK Drive to Duncan Circle, .49 miles, Ward 1
•Forest Hill Court, from Lakeview Drive to its dead end, .20 miles, Ward 4
•Windy Hills, from State Street to its dead end, .1 miles, Ward 1
•Ridgeway Road, from the section of new pavement to Mt. Olive Church Road, .18 miles, Ward 5
Pyrzenski also added a section of Shankle Road damaged by the Spring Street sewer rehab project, Ward 2.