2017 Brookhaven street paving program is now 90% complete
Brookhaven, GA, July 31, 2017 – As of July 31, the City’s 2017 paving schedule is 90% complete with 51 roads (9.24 miles) of the City’s roads having been repaved so far.
In June of this year, the City experienced nearly 8 inches of rainfall which was approximately double the historical average. This amount of rainfall had a noticeable impact on the progression of certain streets with paving and/or resurfacing being delayed for several days to a week or more. Despite the unforeseen impact of these atypical weather events, the 2017 paving program was able to stay on track and on target for on-time completion.
“Infrastructure and maintenance are important components of the City’s strategy for 2017 and I am glad to say that the City’s most ambitious paving project has advanced steadily and punctually throughout the course of this past summer,” said Mayor John Ernst. “I remain grateful to our residents for their patience and understanding as we progress to the finish line.”
Even though the paving program had to contend with significant weather events, all major paving work is targeted to be complete by the end of August with only minor finishing work and punch list items remaining. Finishing work includes but is not limited to: utility adjustments, roadway striping, shoulder grading, manhole adjustments and material testing.
On April 11 of this year, the City’s Mayor and Council approved a record breaking $4.72 million paving contract with CW Mathews to repave 58 City streets. At the end of the season, 10.7 miles of Brookhaven roadway will be either resurfaced or fully reconstructed. At the conclusion of this undertaking, nearly 28% of Brookhaven’s city roads will be less than 4 years old.